Haiti

Haiti-RD : Statelessness is imposed on Dominicans of Haitian descent

Posted on vendredi 9 septembre 2016

By Gotson Pierre
Reposted by AlterPresse from Latinamerica Press
Identified mainly by their physical features, Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic, which shares with Haiti (Ayití in Haitian Creole) the Hispaniola Island, suffer the constant threat of being deported despite having been born in that country, having the Dominican nationality, or having worked for many years in the country and contributed to its economic growth.
There are now more than 130,000 people whose temporary residence permits expired in June 2015, therefore, they live with a sword of Damocles dangling over (...)

United States urge the Dominican Republic to avoid mass deportations

Posted on Monday 17 August 2015

Press Statement
By Mark C. Toner, Deputy Department Spokesperson
Released on August 14, 2015, in Washington, DC
Republished by AlterPresse
The United States is aware of the decision by the Dominican Republic to begin deporting persons who are deemed illegally present in the country. We recognize the prerogative of the Dominican Republic to remove individuals from its territory who are present without authorization. At the same time, we urge the Dominican Republic to avoid mass deportations and to conduct any deportations in a transparent manner that fully respects the human rights of (...)

Haiti-Duvalier : “It’s a shame that the Haitian justice system could not bring Baby Doc to trial before he died”

Posted on Monday 6 October 2014

Press release from Human Rights Watch
Transmitted to AlterPresse on Octobre 4, 2014
The inability of Haiti’s courts to bring to trial former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier deprived his countless Haitian victims of the justice they sought, Human Rights Watch said today. Duvalier’s death was reported on October 4, 2014.
“It’s a shame that the Haitian justice system could not bring Baby Doc Duvalier to trial before he died,” said Reed Brody, special counsel at Human Rights Watch, who worked with Duvalier’s victims. “Duvalier’s death robs Haiti of what could have been the most important (...)

Obama declares war against war?

Posted on Sunday 28 September 2014

Par Marcel Duret
Submitted to AlterPresse
Why should I write? Well! It has been more than three months since the subject matter has been tormenting me yet every day I postpone it for tomorrow. Why confess to the general public this extraordinary and painful disappointment that I feel for someone whom I still cultivate much esteem, respect and admiration? I do not want to strengthen the arguments of his detractors who too often criticize him and want him to fail simply because the color of his skin. Do I have enough arguments in support of the reasons for this deception? Was I (...)

Gotson Pierre honored as “information hero”

Posted on Saturday 3 May 2014

News story about Gotson Pierre honored as “information hero”
Published on May 2, 2014 on the WACC website
WACC member and former director Gotson Pierre of Haiti has been designated an “information hero” by the media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders.
For the first time, Reporters Without Borders has published a list of profiles of “100 information heroes” for World Press Freedom Day, May 3. The Paris-based organization said that “through their courageous work or activism, these ‘100 heroes’ help to promote the freedom enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human (...)

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