Caricom must go beyond its puny statement and act on DR – Editorial –

There\’s no doubt that this law will now make stateless a lot of people — estimates run as high as 210,000 — born in the Dominican Republic of Haitian descent.The upshot is that this new immigration status will create great hardship on the affected people. But, just as important is the fact that the ruling puts the Dominican Republic in violation of its obligations under international human rights agreements to which they are signatories.Unfortunately, it took strong condemnation of this action from former Jamaican Prime Minister P J Patterson and current prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves for Caricom to say something about this issue. And even then, the regional grouping chose delicate language to state its position.Now, while the Dominican Republic is not a Caricom state, the country has observer status in the grouping and is a member of Cariforum, which it constitutes along with the 15 members of the regional grouping. As such, the country interacts with regional leaders on a range of issues of mutual interest.We suggest, therefore, that Caricom, despite its puny statement, advocate that strong international pressure be applied to the Dominican Republic, especially throughout the European Union, to have this law reversed.

via Caricom must go beyond its puny statement and act on DR – Editorial –

Doña Dulcinea

The Sun Shines Behind The Clouds Through The Raindrops Falling On My Head

Socialist Action

In Solidarity With Workers and the Oppressed Everywhere

Richardson Reports

News you can't get anywhere else....


The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

AGR Daily News

Quaker Inspired, Evidence Based, Art And Science Of Sustainable Health Plus Success - How To Create Heaven On Earth - Education For Seventh Generation Rainbow Warriors


News, data and insight about the powerful forces that shape the world.


Louise Mensch, National Security Journalism

Angry White Men

Tracking White Supremacy

Tina Ngata

Dismantling Frameworks of Domination, Rematriating Ways of Being.


News, politics, insights, inside information from the left

Mike Rothschild

Conspiracy theory researcher and debunker

caged but undaunted

stanley l cohen


We are a group of grassroots activists from all over the world. Palestine Unites Us. News about Palestine and its supporters worldwide

settler colonial studies blog

A blog for the advancement of settler colonial studies


The best longform stories on the web

%d bloggers like this: