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Haiti: Intervention of Haiti in Geneva on the Dominican Republic

In the framework of the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council, which is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 24 June to 12 July 2019, Ambassador Pierre André Dunbar, Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations Office in Geneva in his speech at the Tribune, concerning Haiti’s comments preceding the vote of the report of the Universal Periodic Review, a mechanism of the Human Rights Council aimed at improving the rights in each of the 193 Member States of the United Nations, declared :

Excerpt from Haiti’s intervention in Geneva :
“[…] Haiti welcomes the delegation of the Dominican Republic and takes the opportunity to congratulate the Dominican Government for its commitment to protect and promote human rights in its territory. However, Haiti regrets that its recommendations, made at the 32nd session of the UPR Working Group in January 2019, on migrants and statelessness are only noted and that its call to put an end to the arbitrary expulsion of migrants, most of whom are of Haitian descent, is unfortunately rejected.

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