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Seizing new opportunities to address statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Following a decade of restrictive measures on migration and nationality matters, in late 2013 the Constitutional Tribunal in Santo Domingo issued a…
/ Bridget Wooding - Director, Observatory Caribbean Migrants, Dominican Republic
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Change is in the air: Statelessness and citizenship in Canada

As if the stars were aligning, the very same day as the first summit on Statelessness in Canada was held, the Government announced that it was moving…
/ Jocelyn Kane Director of the Canadian Centre on Statelessness
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The State of Statelessness in the Americas: Implementing the UNHCR Action Plan

In November 2014, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees launched its Global Campaign to End Statelessness in 10 Years. At the event in…
/ Alex McAnarney, America’s Network on Nationality and Statelessness (Red ANA) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
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No nationality, no rights – Statelessness affecting Dominicans of Haitian descent

Two years ago the Dominican Constitutional Court judgement 168/13 deprived hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of their…
/ Laura Quintana Soms, Minority Rights Group
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Jus Soli: A miraculous solution to prevent statelessness?

Granting nationality at birth to children born on the territory of a country – the “jus soli” principle – is often seen as an effective tool to…
/ Charline Becker, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
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Inter-American Court condemns unprecedented situation of statelessness in the Dominican Republic

On October 22nd, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I-A Court) published its judgment in the Case of Expelled Dominican and Haitian people vs…
/ Francisco Quintana, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
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What should the European Union do about the mass and arbitrary deprivation of nationality in the Dominican Republic?

Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic were rendered stateless by a ruling of the Constitutional Court in…
/ Bridget Wooding, Dominican@s por Derecho