JOIN THE MOVEMENT: Dominican Republic Passed A Ruling That Violated Human Rights!
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
On Sept. 23rd 2013, the Dominican Republic passed a ruling that violated human rights. The ruling will rob many Dominicans of their natural birth right. The Dominican government has literally turned it’s back on their most vulnerable citizens. Anyone that was born in D. R. of non-Dominican parents dating back to 1929 will have their citizenship revoked or they will not be granted Dominican citizenship.
What it Means to Violate Human Rights, by Michelle Maiese
There is now near-universal consensus that all individuals are entitled to certain basic rights under any circumstances. These include certain civil liberties and political rights, the most fundamental of which is the right to life and physical safety. Human rights are the articulation of the need for justice, tolerance, mutual respect, and human dignity in all of our activity. Speaking of rights allows us to express the idea that all individuals are part of the scope of morality and justice.
To protect human rights is to ensure that people receive some degree of decent, humane treatment. To violate the most basic human rights, on the other hand, is to deny individuals their fundamental moral entitlements. It is, in a sense, to treat them as if they are less than human and undeserving of respect and dignity. Examples are acts typically deemed “crimes against humanity,” including genocide, torture, slavery, rape, enforced sterilization or medical experimentation, and deliberate starvation. Because these policies are sometimes implemented by governments, limiting the unrestrained power of the state is an important part of international law. Underlying laws that prohibit the various “crimes against humanity” is the principle of nondiscrimination and the notion that certain basic rights apply universally.
WE ARE ASKING FOR THE SUPPORT OF ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS. PLEASE JOIN US AS WE PREPARE TO TAKE DIRECT ACTIONS IN THE FACE O F THESE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.
WE WILL BE MEETING ON
WED., DEC. 18TH, 2013
AT 7:00 PM
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2ND FLOOR OFFICE
CAMBRIA HEIGHTS, QUEENS, NY 11411
PHONE#: (347) 855-6053
PLEASE ATTEND, PARTICI PATE AND SPREAD AWARENESS!!! “It always seems impossible until it ’ s done” Nelson Mandela