Local May 3, 2018 | 2:57 pm

Santo Domingo hosts hearings of Human Rights body


Santo Domingo.- The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) begins today in Santo Domingo its 168 Period of Sessions that will last until May 11 and to assess the state of human rights in the American continent.

The sessions will be held in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Santo Domingo. The IACHR informed that this city was chosen as its headquarters, in response to an official request from the Dominican government.

Civil society organizations and individuals who want to attend may do so freely, according to capacity.

During the sessions, public hearings and working meetings will be held regarding all OAS Member States except the Dominican Republic. It is traditional in this type of events that the cases related to the host country are not addressed in those hearings.

In the previous hearing held in Colombia, the IACHR decided to set up a dialogue table with the Dominican government to deal with issues related to immigration and for the purposes of Constitutional Court judgment 168-13, which clarifies the procedure to obtain Dominican nationality.

In that same session held in February, the Commission asked the Dominican State to repeal the legal and constitutional principles that were necessary so that everyone born in the country is granted Dominican nationality.

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