Update #3 ·

A Thousand-Plus Voices Strong (And Just Getting Started)

The Dominican Republic needs to be held accountable for its human rights violations. And Carnival Cruise Lines needs to be held accountable for their business decisions.


Here are the Facts:

Due to a September 2013 ruling, most Haitians in the Dominican Republic are now stateless.

Violence against women, children, and the populace at large remains "widespread."

In October 2014, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the recently enacted Dominican laws meant to purge "Dominicans of foreign ethnicity" violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

There is no question of right or wrong here. Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children will be ejected from the Dominican Republic and left without a country of their own.

Let friends, family, and co-workers know that there is a fight to be won here. While we may not be able to influence the Dominican courts of law, we can speak with our dollars. Let's bring the fight to the Dominican economy and let Carnival Cruises know that it can no longer turn a blind eye on human rights violations.

#PeopleMatter


Sources

Amnesty International (Dominican Republic: Withdrawal from top regional human rights court would put rights at risk) https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2014/11/do...

Dominican Republic (Amnesty International USA) http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/americas/dominican-republic


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