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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DR Government Makes It Clear: Human Rights Abuses Will Continue in Justice System
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DR Government Makes It Clear: Human Rights Abuses Will Continue in Justice System

New “Preventive” Prison Means Human Rights Violations on a Bigger Scale Dominican President Luis Abinader announced last week the construction of a new prison specifically for those arrested, often without being charged, under preventive detention orders.  In so doing the Dominican government sent a clear signal to its people: the preventive detention crisis will continue…

Dominican Attorney General Announces Resignation, Expressing “Discontent”
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Dominican Attorney General Announces Resignation, Expressing “Discontent”

Germán’s Comments Cast Doubt About the Independence of Her Office The Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Miriam Germán Brito, told a group of media executives last that she will leave her position on August 16, indicating she was sidelined by others within the Public Ministry on key actions, including public statements by her own…

IACHR REPORT: DR JUSTICE SYSTEM RIFE WITH HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
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IACHR REPORT: DR JUSTICE SYSTEM RIFE WITH HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has published more documented evidence of the serious human rights violations taking place in the justice system of the Dominican Republic in its annual report on human rights in the region. The IACHR report is the latest in a series of…