Dominican Republic

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th February 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 8 November 2013 (WA 82), what specific discussions the British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Haiti has had with the government of the Dominican Republic regarding the impact of the ruling of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic on 23 September 2013 concerning the human rights of Dominicans of Haitian ancestry in that country.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Our Ambassador to the Dominican Republic has had several discussions with the Government of the Dominican Republic regarding the impact of the Constitutional Court ruling, both bilaterally and together with his EU counterparts. This has included meetings with the President, Acting Foreign Minister, the President of the Electoral Commission and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Services.

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