Jobs | Apartments |INDIAN ONLINE SHOP IN JAPAN
Home
COLORS OF INDIA

Worldwide>>>INDIA USA  Mon 26/08/2019 at 4:09 am 
 

Oceania

.Top News |Economy |Today's Feature |Sports |INDO-JAPAN |Social |Travel |Business |Politics |Sciencetech |Fashion |Showbiz |Lifestyle |Medley |India Abroad |Health / Medical |Environment/Wildlife |Photo Feature |Video Coverage |TV & Media |Culture |Commentary |Religion |Crime & Corruption |Education |Defence |External |Security |Entertainment |Agriculture |Terrorism |Real Estate |Accident |Human Rights |Weather |Law & Administration |Extremism |Transport / Automobiles |Violence |Telecom |Food & Beverages |International |Insurgency |Literary |North Americas |South & East Asia |Middle East |Africas |Europe |South America |Central America |Oceania |Natural Calamity |ASSOCHAM News |Caribbean |Updates on the Indian Market |Direct Taxation (India) |Indirect Taxation (India) |Indian Corporate Law
Haiti: UN envoy urges that deportations do not result in statelessness of people born in Dominican Republic
26 June, 2015   COLORS OF INDIA NEWS AND MEDIA SERVICES






New York, June 26 (RDI IBNS) Amid ongoing concern about the status of thousands of immigrants living in the Dominican Republic, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Haiti, Sandra Honore, said that deportations carried out by Santo Domingo authorities should not result in statelessness of people of Haitian descent.

Honor also considered that such acts should be consistent with the dignity, human rights and international humanitarian law. This call comes as the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last Friday appealed to the Government of the Dominican Republic to ensure that people who were arbitrarily deprived of their nationality as a result of a 2013 ruling of the Dominican Constitutional Court would not be deported. According to UNHCR, in May 2014, the Dominican Republic adopted a naturalization law which provided for the re-issuance of nationality documents for some individuals born in the Dominican Republic and gave others the possibility to apply for special registration until February 2015, opening a path to eventual citizenship. In a welcome development, the agency said, the Dominican authorities have concluded an audit of the first group whereby some 57,000 individuals could be reasonably presumed to have found a solution, but tens of thousands of people who were born in the Dominican Republic and are of Haitian descent remain stateless. The consequences of their eventual expulsion to Haiti could be devastating. In an interview with UN Radio, Honor said that in a recent meeting with the Foreign Minister and the immigration authorities in the Dominican Republic, those officials explained to her that during the process they would take all necessary measures so that there was full respect for the basic guarantees of the people. Honor, who is also head of UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), said that to date, there has been an increase in the flow of returnees and that both governments have decided that there would be two official points for carrying out deportations. We encourage the dialogue recently begun at the level of foreign ministers of both countries to continue, to agree on the best way toaddress these measures, she said. She said that at several points along the border where people have gathered, the Haitian Government does not have the capability to receive or process them. This will, in fact, be a challenge for the Government, she acknowledged, and added that in response, Haitian authorities have established a committee of national solidarity to deal with the question of returnees from the Dominican Republic. In addition, Honor said the Government of Haiti does have a contingency plan that it has developed to deal with the return of large numbers of Haitian citizens and the Government is working with UN agencies, funds and programmes regarding the support it needs to enact the plan. Our mandate for stabilization in Haiti dictates that we support the Government as best we can and within the resources that are available to us, she said, explaining that two rounds of elections legislative and presidential are scheduled to take place in Haiti over the coming months. The UN would aim to maintain support for the Government to ensure that the climate surrounding these elections would be a serene as possible, and we would do everything that we possibly can to ensure that the challenges posed by this situation do not translate into any undesirable effects on the overall election process, concluded Honor. Photo: UNHCR/Jason Tanner

For any concern and query about the news email to readers@rangdeindia.jp



Rangdeindia.jp contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of Rangdeindia.jp are copyrighted as a collective work under the Indian Copyright Act. Rangdeindia.jp owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Subscriber may download copyrighted material for Subscriber's personal use only.

Sponsored Links

Advertise Your Business to Indians in Japan
Sell you product, offer your services to Indians living in Japan. We offer pages to businesses in English & Japanese on Rang DE INDIA web portal. Include video presentation and lot more. Starts @ ¥ 46500 for 1 year. Call 03.5875.0780 for details.

India Facebook Page Japan
India Facebook page in Japan is an excellent way to stay connected with the Indians. Learn about the upcoming events in Tokyo and other cities and much more. Visit India Facebook page today

Japanese English Translation
Affordable translation services in English and Japanese. Visa document, Tax papers, Marriage certificate, Legal Papers, General, website content, Sub-Titling. We offer Local translation @ offshore price.