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The Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Defense of Women's Rights (CLADEM) made a submission to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The publication, titled "List of critical...

On 3 June 2016, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent ...

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Dominican Republic
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OP-ICESCR

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) received a petition in favor of Dilcia Yean and Violeta Bosica against the Dominican Republic for denying them the Dominican nationality although they were born there. The petitioners claimed that, since their nationality was not acknowledged, the girls were exposed to the imminent threat of being expelled from the country and, lacking an identity document, could not attend school.