• In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston speaks during a news conference held in Beijing, China. Alston is calling the United Nations' denial of legal responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 caused by U.N. peacekeepers "a disgrace." Alston said in a report Tuesday, Oct. 25 that flawed and unfounded legal advice provided by U.N. lawyers is preventing the organization from accepting responsibility for the outbreak, which has sickened nearly 800,000 Haitians and killed some 9,300. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert strongly criticized the United Nations on Tuesday for denying legal responsibility for the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti caused by U.N. peacekeepers, calling it “a disgrace” and urging the world body to issue an apology and accept responsibility.