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Restore Citizenship Immediately

(Santo Domingo) – Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent remain in legal limbo, unable to exercise their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The situation remains unresolved despite government efforts to remedy it…
Elena Lorac, a spokesperson from the Reconoci.do movement, shows a birth certificate issued by the Central Electoral Board, during a rally in front of the Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo, July 12, 2013.
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Government, Donors Should Improve Health, Security in Camps

 (Port-au-Prince) – Women and girls in Haiti are facing gaps in access to available healthcare services necessary to stop preventable maternal and infant deaths, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Serious gaps in access to healthcare…
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Urgent Action Still Needed on Safe Camp Sites for Those Made Homeless by Quake

(New York) - The United Nations Security Council should make improving the quality and security of camps for displaced victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake a top priority, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to the Council's member…
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Fleeing Haitians Must Be Given at Least Temporary Protection

The U.S. government’s return of hundreds of fleeing Haitians to the capital Port-au-Prince violates their right not to be sent back to a place where their lives or freedom are endangered, Human Rights Watch said today. The U.S. Coast Guard already has…
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Child labor on cocoa farms 'tip of the iceberg'

(New York, April 1, 2003) - West African governments are failing to address a rampant traffic in child labor that could worsen with the region’s growing AIDS crisis, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report released today. The 79-page report, “…