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Posts tagged “Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

Case of the Day: Laventure v. United Nations

Posted on October 12, 2017

The case of the day is Laventure v. United Nations (E.D.N.Y. 2017). I noted the case back in July. It’s a follow-on to Georges v. United Nations, the Second Circuit case affirming dismissal of a claim against the UN and its official arising out of the cholera epidemic apparently caused by UN peacekeepers.

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Case to Watch: LaVenture v. United Nations

Posted on July 4, 2017

At Opinio Juris, Kristen Boon reports on LaVenture v. United Nations, another Haiti cholera case, similar to the Georges v. United Nations case I’ve written about before. If you recall, in Georges, the plaintiffs’ main argument for avoiding the rule of immunity in the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations was that the UN hadn’t satisfied its obligation under the Convention to create a dispute resolution mechanism for the plaintiffs, and thus that it couldn’t take advantage of the immunity provided under the Convention. The Second Circuit rejected this argument.

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Case of the Day: Georges v. United Nations

Posted on August 19, 2016

The case of the day is Georges v. United Nations (2d Cir. 2016). This is the Haiti cholera case. I’ve written about it a couple of times, including a post on the District Court’s decision dismissing the complaint. From the beginning I predicted dismissal on immunity grounds, and barring en banc review or intervention by the Supreme Court, that’s how it’s turned out. Here was my description of the case from the prior post:

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