Lawmakers criticize Inter-American Commission on Human Rights letter to GDR on Haitian women at work
Many lawmakers from various political parties today criticized the position Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Assuming Pregnant women deported from Haiti which the Dominican authorities were to implement.
“I would have liked to hear the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announce themselves when the authorities said they would not intervene, that they would not support Haiti and want to leave the problem to the Dominican Republic,” she said. Eugenio SedinhoDeputy for the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM).
For his part, PLD legislator Luis Henriquez affirmed that he will support every step that seeks to respect Dominican sovereignty but within the framework of respecting the human rights of every person.
“We support everything that is in line with our sovereignty and is implemented through the application of immigration policies, as long as human rights are respected,” he said. Luis Henriquez.
Another legislator stated forcefully, “We will defend our country first, first the Dominican Republic and then the Dominican Republic.”
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is concerned about reports of deportations of pregnant Haitian women from the Dominican Republic.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asserted in a statement dated Washington that the expulsions of pregnant women expose them to “grave violations of their right to health, especially reproductive health.”
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Through a statement, the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the institutional “deterioration” of Haiti, particularly since 2019, “has exacerbated the exceptional and exceptional situation of the massive influx of Haitian migrants into the Dominican Republic, among whom are pregnant women seeking freedom. Public health services that Not offered by their government.”
The government explains that in 2018, 12.5% of births in the entire public network were for Haitian mothers, but this percentage increased to 23% in 2019, 27.2% in 2020, and 30% in the first nine months of the year. 2021.