Constitutional Court rules against pro-Haitian groups
Santo Domingo.- The Constitutional Court (TC) on Thursday ruled against a group of entities that seek the repeal of an Immigration Agency resolution of May, 2012, which prohibits the Education Ministry from enrolling undocumented foreigners in public schools.
The high Court said the groups lack legal standing to submit challenges based on the violation of fundamental rights, in the event the Education Ministry enacts the resolution. "In this regard, the entities originally plaintiffs and now appellants, lack legitimacy to invoke violations which relate to a restraining order."
The Constitutional Court rejected the request for constitutional revision filed by the Integral Ethnic Foundation (EIF), the Dominican-Haiti Women’s Movement (MUDHA), Wings of Equality (ALAS), National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), Dominican-Haitian Cultural Center (CCHR), Haitian Workers Social-Cultural Movement (MOSCTHA), Dominican Human Rights Committee (CDDH), Women and Health Collective (COLETIVA) and the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Defense Committee (CLADEM).