U.N.'s legal immunity, refusal to compensate Haitians for cholera claims 'cheapens its larger mission'

Published on February 28, 2013 at 12:10 AM · No Comments

Noting the U.N. last week "announced that Haitian claims for compensation weren't receivable under article 29 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations," Armin Rosen, a writer and producer for The Atlantic's international channel, writes in an opinion piece in the magazine, "If a multinational corporation behaved the way the U.N. did in Haiti, it would be sued for stratospheric amounts of money." He states, "The U.N. and its leadership won't have to worry about any of this. But maybe it should," and he discusses the legal basis for agency's "immunity within the American legal system."

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