An excerpt from, "Peacekeeping by U.N. Faces New Scrutiny on 2 Fronts" by Rick Gladstone, New York Times, October 9, 2013:
The United Nations was hit with a double dose of scrutiny over its accountability practices on Wednesday, charged in a lawsuit with gross negligence in Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic, and accused by an anticorruption organization of oversight lapses in its own peacekeeping operations around the world.
While coincidental, the two events underscored what some critics of the United Nations have called an institutional culture of privilege and exceptionalism in an organization that basically regulates itself and is not necessarily answerable to any higher judicial authority.
Claims of child sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers are explored with former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes. We look at how the UN's lack of response has allowed assaults on children by peacekeepers to continue in this highlight from the full length Crime Time episode hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.