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|Sujet: Bringing Down Jericho Walls Ven 4 Oct 2013 - 12:42|| |
Bringing Down Jericho Walls
What Ezili's HLLN recommends YOU do to help shatter this Damocles Sword the
unjust DR ruling hangs over the heads of our brothers and sisters in the
1. Share and widely circulate the HLLN FreeHaitiMovement statement on the DR
ct with MUDHA (Movement of Dominican-Haitian Women - Office 809-236-
1527) and RECONOCIDO (http://reconoci.do/) to help their filings, protests and
continuing legal actions stop DR stripping Black Dominicans of human, cultural
and political rights
3. Boycott all Dominican goods, services, tourism travel and trade
4. Sign and circulate all petitions to: Stop the stripping of citizenship from
Black Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry - http://chn.ge/1f2JYyx
HLLN FreeHaitiMovement statement on the DR ruling to strip citizenship rights
from Black Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry
“The Dominican Supreme Court ruling stripping Dominican children of Haitian ancestry born after 1929 of citizenship rights violates basic human right to nationality, violates international laws and treaties.
The ruling's broad and sweeping parameters defy the logic of the rule of law and equity.
This ruling deliberately inflicts on an ethnical, racial or national group, conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part. This ruling violates the Convention on the Prevention and
Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
To name a few more, the ruling violates the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR);
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
It amounts to ethnic cleansing of an entire segment of a nation's population by the rule of law. That, makes the law complicit in the prelude to genocide or more violence against Haitians in the DR, who are already besieged and
vulnerable. The ruling violates the senses. It’s contrary to the UN charter, OAS charter, CARICOM mandates and established laws of nations.
It effectively dehumanizes a whole group of people because of their ancestry.
It denies the humanity of Black people in the DR -- legally disenfranchising a whole segment of society based on skin color and national origin; subjecting Dominican children of Haitian ancestry to state-authorized human, political, economic and civil rights abuses.
It's immoral and illegal by any standard.
According to Refugee International: "Being stateless means having no legal protection or rights to participate in political processes, inadequate access to social services, poor employment prospects, little opportunity to own
property or travel, and few protections against trafficking, harassment, and violence. Statelessness also has a disproportionate impact on women and children.
Genocide experts have shown that genocide happens in eight proven stages.
Stripping of citizenship rights, classifying Haitians as inferior in the DR is a sure step towards justifying GENOCIDE and more state-sponsored violence against human beings who look African or are Haitian.
The 1937 Trujillo massacre of Haitians and the descendants of Haitians in the DR cannot be allowed to re-occur. Never again.
This ruling will not only allow for statelessness of Dominicans with Haitian ancestry who are 84 years old and
younger, but the opportunity for thieves to steal the properties or murder members of the group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group.
The consequences are massive, justify already pervasive violence and cultural superstitions in the DR.
There is but one human race.
The world did not stop the Kosovo genocide, the Srebrenica genocide, the Rwanda genocide, the on-going Congo and Sudan ethnic cleansings. Here in the Western Hemisphere, this ruling exacerbates historical violence in the DR against Haitians and unless it’s denounced worldwide, the world will, once again, fail to protect identifiable members of a group, marked for extermination.
This ruling makes the DR a rogue nation ready to dehumanize a particular group of innocent humans in its territory. The world and established civilized nations, must not allow such terror to play out.
HLLN reaches out people-to-people into the world, to all humans regardless of nationality, gender, ethnicity or racial grouping.
HLLN has already detailed the irony of appealing to Haiti occupiers, disease and famine-bringers, like
the UN-MINUSTAH and the US government stakeholders disenfranchising Haiti, to assist in protecting the human rights of Black Dominicans in the DR. But, notwithstanding the contradictions, standing on truth and living without fear, we who must make a way out of no way, urge the "Haiti government" and authentic human rights coalitions to work with MUDHA (Movement of Dominican-Haitian Women
-Office 809-236-1527) and RECONOCIDO (http://reconoci.do/) to help their filings, protests and continuing legal actions to preempt further negative impacts and irreparable harm to the victims of this ruling.
We also urge a complete world boycott of all Dominican goods, services, tourist travel and trade with the Dominican Republic.”
— Ezili Dantò for the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network, Oct. 2, 2013