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Caribbean bloc condemns Dominican court ruling that strips citizenship from migrant children
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:57 PM EDT
A grouping of 15 Caribbean nations is criticizing a court ruling in the Dominican Republic that strips citizenship from the children of migrant workers.
Late Thursday, the Guyana-based secretariat of the Caribbean Community said the ruling renders tens of thousands of people "stateless in violation of international human rights obligations." It calls on the Dominican government to protect the rights of "those made vulnerable by this ruling and its grievous effects."
Haiti is a member of the Caribbean Community. The Dominican Republic has declared its intention to join.