Dominican Republic

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • DOM104956.E - Dominican Republic: Whether a person can obtain citizenship if one parent has Dominican citizenship that is not affected by the 2004 General Law on Migration, including requirements and procedures; documents required to prove that the parent is not retroactively affected by the 2004 law. - Aug. 20, 2014(PDF)
    • DOM102938.FE - Dominican Republic: The rights and obligations of a person in possession of a document titled Permiso de Residencia (residence permit) valid for two years (2004 - 2006); the permit holder’s residence status; the process for renewing the permit; the holder’s ability to enter and leave the country. - Dec. 1, 2008 (PDF)
    • DOM102146.E - Dominican Republic: Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent. - Feb. 12, 2007 (PDF)
    • DOM42562.E - Dominican Republic: Update to DOM36739.E of 7 June 2001 about whether a foriegn national (as an employed foreigner in the country) would need a residence permit and therefore have the right to return and remain in the country; rights and obligations of a person who bears a residence permit (2003-April 2004). - May 5, 2004 (PDF)
    • DOM42423.E - Dominican Republic: Whether common-law relationships are recognized in the Dominican Republic; whether a person who is in a common-law relationship with a citizen of the Dominican Republic can obtain citizenship and the procedure for obtaining citizenship - April 16, 2004 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

    • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
    • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • DOM102148.E - Dominican Republic: Organized crime; government actions to fight organized crime; state protection for witnesses of crime. - March 12, 2007 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Haitians and Dominico-Haitians

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • "Without Papers, I Am No One" Stateless People in the Dominican Republic - Nov. 2015  (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • “ILLEGAL PEOPLE”:Haitians And Dominico-Haitians In The Dominican Republic - April 2002 (PDF)

  • World Directory of Minorities

Haitians (PDF)

Dominco-Haitians (PDF)


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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • DOM105288.E Dominican Republic: Domestic violence, including legislation, state protection and support services available to victims (2011-September 2015) - Oct. 2015 (PDF)

    • DOM103577.E - Dominican Republic: Domestic violence, including legislation, protection, services and recourse available to victims. - Oct. 19, 2010 (PDF)

    • DOM43368.E - Dominican Republic: Update to DOM33657.E of 3 February 2000 on the laws and protection available to women who are victims of domestic violence. - Feb. 22. 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • A Test of Inequality: Discrimination against Women Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic - June 2004 (PDF) 

  • Amnesty International

    • The State As A Catalyst For Violence Against Women. March 2016 (PDF)


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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organizations

  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF)
  • Freedom House

    • Freedom in the World - 2017

  • Human Rights Watch - 2016 (PDF)

  • Organization of American States

    • The Situation of Human Rights in the Dominican Republic. 2016 (PDF)


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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • DOM42423.E - Dominican Republic: Whether common-law relationships are recognized in the Dominican Republic; whether a person who is in a common-law relationship with a citizen of the Dominican Republic can obtain citizenship and the procedure for obtaining citizenship - April 16, 2004 (PDF)

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Maps


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Medical Availability

Intergovernmental Organization Reports


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Participation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • DOM43116.FE - Dominican Republic: Treatment of members of the Reformist Social Christian Party (Partido Reformista Social Cristiano) before and during the elections. - Nov. 18, 2004 (PDF)
    • DOM43068.E - Dominican Republic: Origins and current leadership of the Dominican Workers' Party (Partido de los Trabajadores Dominicanos, PTD); treatment of its members and supporters by the government and authorities; treatment of its members by Social Christian Reformist Party (Partido Reformista Social Cristiano, PRSC) members or supporters from 2000 to present (1994-October 2004. - Nov. 3, 2004 (PDF)
    • DOM42023.FE - Dominican Republic: Whether a well-known member of the Morado Party (Partido de la Liberacion Dominicana, PLD) was killed by a bodyguard of President Hipolito Mejia when demonstrators surrounded and attacked a procession that included the president's vehicle, and whether security forces dispersed the demonstrators (December 2001). - Sept. 30, 2003 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Internally Displaced Persons / Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • “Where are we going to live?” Migration and Statelessness in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  June 2016 (PDF)


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Religion

US Government Reports


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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • DOM102147.FE - Dominican Republic: Treatment of homosexuals, including protection offered by the state and the attitude of the population. - Jan. 2007 (PDF)
    • DOM41387.E - Dominican Republic: Treatment of homosexuals. - June 16, 2003 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues

None Available


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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Freedom House

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Timeline

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons -  2017 (PDF),2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), , 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department Trafficking in Persons Report - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2015 (PDF)

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Terrorism

Not Availabe


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Torture

State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2016 (PDF)

 

Updated July 10, 2018

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