Local March 10, 2014 | 4:37 pm

Dominican Republic again faces human rights claims

Santo Domingo.- The Government of the Dominican Republic will again face the OAS’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, accused of denationalizing Dominicans of Haitian descent in a ruling of the Constitutional Court.

The IACHR scheduled the hearing for 4:30pm March 24, and asked the Government to assign a representative to defend it in the trial.

Among the numerous plaintiffs figure the think tank Pedro Francisco Bonó Center, Border Solidarity, Social and Agrarian Action Center, and the Dominican-Haitian Cultural Center, says a document from the OAS sent to the Foreign Ministry.

Constitutional Court ruling 168-13 stipulates that the offspring of foreigners who are illegally in the Dominican Republic are not Dominican.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments