In the Dominican Republic, 70 percent of all detainees are behind bars under an order of preventive imprisonment.

The Dominican Republic’s preventive detention crisis is an emergency.

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U.S. Special Representative for Labor Rights Visiting Dominican Republic: Will U.S. State Department Downgrade to Tier 3 Watchlist?
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U.S. Special Representative for Labor Rights Visiting Dominican Republic: Will U.S. State Department Downgrade to Tier 3 Watchlist?

This week, Special Representative for International Labor Affairs (SRILA) Fay Rodríguez traveled to the Dominican Republic to reinforce President Biden’s Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards Globally. The visit comes on the heels of a new report from the Dominican Justice Initiative, which illustrated how the U.S. Department of State should strongly…

Aruban Died of Medical Neglect in DR “Model” Prison
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Aruban Died of Medical Neglect in DR “Model” Prison

Farro Case Is Another Example Of Inhumane Detention Conditions Human rights advocates and the family of Jarick Patrick Steven Farro, a 31 year-old Aruban citizen, are denouncing the authorities of the Dominican Republic for his death in Najayo prison on May 24 from a generalized infection they say was caused by medical neglect that stretched…

New Report: Dominican Republic Warrants Downgrade to Tier 3 Watchlist on Human Trafficking
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New Report: Dominican Republic Warrants Downgrade to Tier 3 Watchlist on Human Trafficking

In a new report, the Dominican Justice Initiative illustrated how the U.S. Department of State should strongly consider downgrading the Dominican Republic to Tier 3 in its forthcoming 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report. Currently, the Dominican Republic is on the Tier 2 Watch List. The Dominican Republic’s clear lack of progress to reach minimum Trafficking…