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Haiti - Diplomacy : Loss of Dominican nationality, Haiti expresses its disagreement...
After this meeting, Pierre-Richard Casimir, at a press briefing said he was more than concerned about this case and disagreed with the decision of the Constitutional Court Dominican "We took the diplomatic route because this decision will have consequences for the Haitian diaspora in the Dominican Republic. The Chancellery is very concerned about this decision because this decision causes an upheaval and has a diplomatic incidence that will have impacts on the plan social, economic, legal and political."
The Ambassador of Haiti to the Dominican Republic, Dr. Fritz Cinéas, said "[...] It is an internal decision of the Dominican Republic, but it concerns us deeply because those affected are also Haitians [. ..] Pending the position of the Dominican government on the issue, we will work to accompany them."
For its part, the Dominican ambassador in Haiti stated that "[...] This decision from the Dominican Constitutional Court, is not a government decision, as the Court is an independent institution. In terms of consequences, we are awaiting the decision of my government [...]"
Note that according to the Dominican statistics available, 524,000 immigrants would live in the Dominican Republic whose 458,000 are of Haitian origin. Other foreigners (from 60 countries) who reside in the Dominican Republic would represent a little more than 5% of the Dominican population.
In addition, Simon Dieuseul Desras, the President of the Senate informed in a note that "this is a decision of a judicial body and not a political measure taken by the government or the Dominican Parliament," and announced that he will meet Friday, October 4 his Dominican counterpart Reynaldo Perez, as part of a dialogue about the latest developments following the decision of the Dominican Constitutional Court "to seek and find a happy ending to what could constitute a disastrous precedent in the international field of human rights at the same time an intolerable threat to all diasporas in the world."
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