Category Archives: Dominican Republic

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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Dominicans of Haitian descent fight back

By Chiara Liguori, Caribbean researcher at Amnesty International When representatives of the Inter American Commission of Human Rights visit the Dominican Republic this week to look at the rampant discrimination suffered by Dominicans of foreign descent, Solange Pierre will not … Continue reading

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Gay people’s rights in the Caribbean have to be respected

By Chiara Liguori, Amnesty International researcher on the Caribbean. The mob killing of Dwayne Jones, a 17-year-old cross-dressing individual, on 22 July in St. James, Jamaica, after somebody pointed out that he was cross-dressing, is the latest dramatic instance of … Continue reading

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