Category Archives: Dominican Republic

Miles de apátridas: la vergüenza de República Dominicana

Por Erika Guevara Rosas, directora para las Américas de Amnistía Internacional. Las declaraciones del ex-presidente de la República Dominicana, Leonel Fernández, en un artículo publicado el 19 de noviembre en El País, son un reflejo de la negligencia del gobierno … Continue reading

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National sovereignty vs human rights?

By Robin Guittard, Amnesty International Campaigner on the Caribbean. Faced with an Inter-American Court of Human Rights decision that recognized the suffering of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants, the only response that the Dominican Republic could … Continue reading

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Families divided in the Dominican Republic

By Robin Guittard Amnesty International’s campaigner for the Caribbean The Dominican Republic’s nationality rules are a tangle of check-boxes and criteria, but for one family the impact of new legislation could not be more stark. By a fluke of bureaucracy, … Continue reading

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Life in limbo for Dominicans of Haitian descent

By Robin Guittard, Caribbean team Campaigner at Amnesty International “I don’t feel free,” Franklin Jaque José told me. “You’re in a circle where they get you trapped.” Franklin is just one of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent who face … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic: Stateless people are no-rights people

By Chiara Liguori, Amnesty International’s researcher on the Caribbean There is one question everybody should be asking today at the United Nations in Geneva, as a panel of experts reviews the Dominican Republic’s human rights record: why are they stripping … Continue reading

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