The Rule of Law Comes Home: Resources


March 11, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room 303, Brandeis University

PROTECTION FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE BY UN PEACEKEEPING PERSONNEL
Visit this UN website that lays out institutional measures to respond to this problem, and download a 2005 strategic report on the issue prepared by Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan.

UN: TACKLE WRONG-DOING BY PEACEKEEPERS
Read a letter from Human Rights Watch to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, asking that peacekeepers implicated in gold and weapons smuggling in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo be investigated. 1 May 2008

CHOLERA ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT
The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti filed 5,000 claims with the United Nations in November 2011 after Nepalese peacekeepers allegedly brought a cholera epidemic to Haiti. The victims are asking for a new national sanitation system, individual compensation, and an apology from the UN. November 2011

WORLD LEADERS ADOPT DECLARATION REAFFIRMING RULE OF LAW AS FOUNDATION FOR BUILDING EQUITABLE STATE RELATIONS, JUST SOCIETIES  (resolution A/RES/67/1)
At a recent United Nations meeting on the rule of law, delegates recommitted to the principles of the rule of law and their equal applicability to all parties.  24 September 2012

REPORT ON UN WHISTLEBLOWERS AND TRIBUNAL SYSTEM DETAILS PROBLEMS IN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS
The Government Accountability Project documented serious shortcomings in the UN's internal justice system that would bring wrongdoers on their staff to account. 28 September 2012

UNITED NATIONS WILL COMMIT $23.5 MILLION FOR INITIATIVE TO ERADICATE CHOLERA IN HAITI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that the UN will undertake a large scale project focused on the extension of clean drinking water and sanitation systems in Hispaniola. 11 December 2012

UN REJECTS CLAIM FOR DIRECT COMPENSATION TO VICTIMS OF CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IN HAITI
A New York Times article reports on the UN's rejection of the legal claim for direct financial compensation to the more than 8,000 Haitians who died and the 646,000 sickened since the cholera epidemic began in October 2010. 22 February 2013