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Santo Domingo. - The Jesuit Refugees and Migrants Service (SJRM) will again take the country before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, for authorities; alleged denying of citizenship to Dominicans of Haitian ancestry.

Accusing the Central Electoral Board of “civil genocide,” SJRM executive Sonia Adames criticized Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday which upholds the Board’s Provision 17, ordering civil registrars not to issue birth certificates to children of foreigners who reside illegally in the country.

She said the decision is unconstitutional and the high Court’s ruling leaves them with no other choice than to resort to the international tribunal. “We’ve no longer have any other route than to resort to the International Court of Human Rights.”

Adames said Supreme Court Sentence 460 “is a harsh reversal for the country’s principles of legality.”

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Citizen Participation’s spokesman Javier Cabreja affirmed that the Supreme Court sentence is inadmissible, because it authorizes a retroactive enforcement of what the current Constitution stipulates regarding nationality.

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Written by: BASTA, 2 Dec 2011 8:28 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
This should be done in the USA
Written by: zooma, 2 Dec 2011 9:32 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic


The Dominican law denies citizenship to dominican children of Haitian ancestry whose parents have lived in the DR for their entire lives. That is not just.

The law should be defined to deny citizenship to those children whose parents transit the border just for the privilege.
Written by: Yucahu, 2 Dec 2011 11:35 AM
From: United States, Miami
These stupid NGO's should be finding a way to repatriate these Haitians who are one the wrong side of the island. Westward ho' Haitianos. It's so simple. Why are we even wasting time talking about this. GTFOH.
All the resources wasted and all the headaches caused because these morons don't go to Porto Prince and do their all their shouting and hollering there.
Go to Hell all you damn NGO's. Snakes in the grass.
Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 2 Dec 2011 12:11 PM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland

I sympathize with the NGOs position, BUT, the one logical flaw in automatically conferring citizenship to children born of illegal Haitians, is that many will cross the border just for that purpose, even if they turn right back across, once they have them.
This will mean that DR will be stuck with benefiting people with a birth certificate, that don't even live in it's territory, which can eventually total millions!
This is what happens here in US, with dire results.
Written by: tschotschua, 2 Dec 2011 12:50 PM
From: Germany, Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz
The NGOs are morons, a birth certification does not guarantee right to Citizenship by any means (!)

And how could this Law be retroactive ? when the late Constitutions since more than 70 years have not contemplated Citizenship for the children of Illegal Immigrants.

here is a link to the revision and modification of Dom. Rep. Constitution's :
http://www.consultapopular.gov.do/reformas-anteriores.html
Written by: venganzaderafael, 2 Dec 2011 2:42 PM
From: United States
Where are the members of this organization all from?
Why don't each of them approach their government and request they allow a few thousand
Haitians to immigrate to their country with their families. For every 4 immigrants the nations of the world take in we'll give citizenship to one Haitian.

That's more than our just share.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 2 Dec 2011 4:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Never forgotten, never forsaken. 168-13 IRREVOCABLE.
Boo hooooooooooooo!
Written by: Mart1n, 2 Dec 2011 5:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic, North coast
Written by: venganzaderafael, 2 Dec 2011 2:42 PM
From: United States
Where are the members of this organization all from?
Why don't each of them approach their government and request they allow a few thousand
Haitians to immigrate to their country with their families. For every 4 immigrants the nations of the world take in we'll give citizenship to one Haitian.

That's more than our just share.
Make it a few million like the DR
Written by: ELPAPA999, 2 Dec 2011 6:38 PM
From: United States, California
As a Dominican I wonder if it would really change my life or the lives of my kids if we issue birth certificates to children of Haitians. Who said that denying birth certificates to the Haitian’s kids is a human right violation in the DR?
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