Student Journal: summer dispatches from the field The Dominican Republic fighting for the right to go to school
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4 - Humberto's 'disappeared' family and Enron in the Dominican Republic

3 - Background on the forced expulsions of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent

2 - To be dark-skinned in the Dominican Republic is to live under suspicion of being Haitian

1- Amid the swirl of passionate conversation, and the rhythm of merengue and bachata





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Human Rights Watch's most recent report on the situation of Haitian migrants and their descendents in the Dominican Republic, "Illegal People" explains and documents this problem in depth. The site includes a discussion of Daniela's case (described by Tim Griffiths).

Having exhausted every possibility within the Dominican Republic to prove her nationality and return to school, Daniela, with the help of a local organization called the Movimiento de Mujeres Dominica-Haitianas (MUDHA), the Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), took her case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a branch of the Organization of American States responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Inter-American Declaration and Convention on Human Rights.


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