This video features Nancy Morisseau of Haitian Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY) discussing the human rights violations currently occurring in the Dominican Republic. In September 2013, the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court issued a ruling which retroactively stripped citizenship from tens to a few hundred thousands of people, mostly of Haitian descent. Since then, thousands of people have fled and thousands have been deported. Camps with very poor conditions have formed on the border between DR and Haiti. Nancy explains the background that paved the way for this situation, what has happened since then, and legal issues with DR’s actions.
NBLSA C.A.R.E.S. Part II of Webinar Series: Haiti
National Black Law Students Association
February 25, 2016