Report Issued by Students of Muneer Ahmad Sheds Light on U.N.’s Role in Haiti Cholera Outbreak

A report issued by students in the Yale Law School Transnational Development Clinic taught by former Skadden Fellow Muneer Ahmad (’97) has been covered by The Washington Post and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The report focused on the role of the U.N. in precipitating Haiti’s massive cholera outbreak. The Washington Post said the report “details the convincing epidemiological evidence” that the epidemic is directly traceable to U.N. peacekeepers who arrived in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake (“The United Nations’ Duty in Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak,” Aug. 11). “In the case of Haiti’s epidemic, U.N. officials have a moral obligation to right a wrong that has killed thousands,” the article said.