How to Get Away with Cholera: The UN, Haiti, and International Law

  title={How to Get Away with Cholera: The UN, Haiti, and International Law},
  author={Mara Pillinger and Ian Hurd and Michael Barnett},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={70 - 86}
The legalization of world politics is often celebrated for reducing impunity for those who contribute to humanitarian crises. This may sometimes be true but the opposite is also true. In 2010, United Nations peacekeepers unwittingly brought cholera to Haiti and sparked an epidemic. Nearly a million people were made sick and 8,500 died. Legal activists have sought to hold the UN responsible for the harms it caused and win compensation for the cholera victims. However, these efforts have been… 
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