Monday, April 14, 2014

IACHR On-Site Visit Fails to Make Progress on Plight of Haitian Migrants

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Article from NotiCen, April 10

In late December 2013, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) visited the Dominican Republic to investigate alleged human rights violations committed after the country’s Tribunal Constitucional issued ruling 168/13. These on-site visits seek to ascertain whether it is true that a human rights violation has been committed and are a mechanism generally used by international organizations, such as the Organization of American States (OAS), which the IACHR is part of. However, as political analyst César Medina points out, the recommendations issued following these visits "are not legally binding for the Dominican Republic or even for the multilateral organization that issues them, in this case the OAS, and they interfere with sovereignty issues that are nonnegotiable for member states." Crosby Girón Read More

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