Category Archives: Racial Discrimination

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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Thank you for making a difference!

Yesterday we were proud to deliver an amazing 93,165 petition signatures to the EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding, in Brussels, Belgium. Together, we asked her to hold governments to account if they continue to breach … Continue reading

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Bringing home Roma reality to the heart of the EU

On 8 April, we brought home the daily reality for Romani people to the European Union headquarters, when Roma community activists (alongside members of local and international organizations) marked International Roma Day by staging a flash mob outside the European … Continue reading

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Roma activists are standing up against discrimination

Millions of Roma across Europe experience prejudice, exclusion, forced evictions, segregation in schools, lack of access to essential services and hatred that can lead to violence. How do they deal with discrimination on a daily basis and still keep going? … Continue reading

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