Local December 7, 2013 | 9:14 am

Political leaders urge the government to defend sovereignty

Santo Domingo.– Political leaders and officials agreed Friday to support the implementation of the Constitutional Court ruling, and said that the Dominican State must exercise its sovereignty to define regulations on its nationality.

The leaders meeting took place after the visit of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission which in its report on its visit to the country called the Constitutional Court ruling as discriminatory and a violation of the rights of Dominicans of foreign origin, especially Haitians.

Opposition PRD party president Miguel Vargas said that national sovereignty and human rights must be respected above all. Vargas urged the Dominican government "to not allow pressures that may affect our right to sovereignty."

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