Teach-In on the Human Rights Crisis in the DR

  • Martin Luther King Memorial Library 901 G St NW Washington, DC, 20001 United States

In September 2013, the highest court in the Dominican Republic issued Resolution TC 0168/13, a ruling that stripped the citizenship of up to 210,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent. Since this ruling, the Dominican government has not taken the legal steps necessary to rectify it's action which violate the very Constitution of the Dominican Republic and international human rights treaties to which the country is party. 

This community discussion will cover the contemporary history of citizenship discrimination in the Dominican Republic, and detail why the Dominican Government's actions since September 2013 have been insufficient to truly address that there are up to 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent who have been rendered stateless by discriminatory policies and practices of the Dominican Government. 

The discussion will also present the personal narratives of the affected community and highlight movements led by Dominicans of Haitian descent who have been fighting for recognition of their equality as Dominicans for years. This is part of a series of event comprising the DC National Week of Action #Rights4ALLinDR 

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