Category Archives: Haiti

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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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

By Chiara Liguori, Caribbean researcher at Amnesty International Four years ago, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2 million homeless. It was a disaster on an almost unprecedented … 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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