Letter to HRVP Ashton: EU must respond to arbitrary deprivation of nationality in Dominican Republic

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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice President of the European Commission

John Caloghirou, Head of Caribbean Division, EEAS Isabel Martinho, Deputy Head of Unit and Desk, EEAS Suvi Seppalainen, Advisor to the High Representative on Human Rights Christophe Parisot, Advisor to the High Representative on the Americas Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

24/01/2014 – Amnesty International is writing to ask you to take concrete action in response to ruling 168-13 adopted by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic on 23 September 2013.This decision deprives Dominican nationality from all persons of foreign descent born on Dominican soil from 1929 to 2010. It strips thousands of their right to nationality in an arbitrary and discriminatory manner, making them stateless.