Category Archives: Haiti

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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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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