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Dominican Republic must retract ruling that could leave thousands stateless

Headline Title:  Dominican Republic must retract ruling that could leave thousands stateless 18 October 2013 The Dominican Republic should not implement a Constitutional Court ruling that could leave hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent stateless, Amnesty International urged today.Under aspects of the ruling, individuals of foreign descent - the vast majority Dominicans of Haitian origin- could be deprived of their nationality, forced to leave and ordered to apply for citizenship from scratch."The full implementation of this ruling will have a devastating impact…

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