Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Tell Congress that DR Intimidating Dominican-Americans Is Unacceptable

The action below was shared by a group called Rights 4 ALL in DR, which led an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of the situation in the Dominican Republic. When the Dominican government heard that Dominican author Junot Diaz participated in the Advocacy Day, it stripped Diaz of the Citizens of Merit award he was given in 2009. Let Congress know that DR intimidating Dominican-Americans is unacceptable Rights 4 ALL in DR October 26, 2015 As you may have heard by now, in response to Junot Diaz’s participation in Advocacy Day, the Dominican consulate came out with a strong statement calling “anti- Dominican” and stripping him of the Citizens of Merit award he’d been given in 2009. This is clearly an intimidation tactic to get the rest of you to “stay in your place”, but it is also an […]

Reports of DR Deportations Raise Concern Among Human Rights Advocates

Rights 4 ALL in the DR is Gravely Concerned over Dominican Media Reports of People Being Rounded Up in the Streets and Deported For Immediate Release: August 15, 2015 Contact: France Francois, Co-Coordinator of Rights 4 ALL in DR- (305) 502-3373; Francesca Menes, Co-Coordinator of Rights 4 ALL in DR- (786) 340-1646;   Rights 4 ALL in the DR, a national coalition against human rights abuses in the Dominican Republic, is gravely concerned over the escalating human rights crisis in the Dominican Republic. According to media reports, the Dominican government has green-lighted mass deportations. La Dirección Nacional de Migración and Dominican police are stopping those perceived to “look Haitian” in the street and deporting them to Haiti, continuing an unacceptable patternn of government-sanctioned profiling, racism, and human rights abuses that results in broken families and communities. #Rights4AllinDR will […]

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