ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2000 PROVISIONAL MEASURES REGARDING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CASE OF HAITIANS AND HAITIAN-ORIGIN DOMINICANS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAVING SEEN: 1. The brief of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Commission" or "the Inter-American Commission") of May 30, 2000 and its Attachments, wherein it submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court" or "the Inter-American Court"), in keeping with Articles 63(2) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Convention" or "the American Convention") and 25 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court, a petition for provisional measures on behalf of Haitian and Haitian-origin Dominican persons who are under the jurisdiction of the Dominican Republic (hereinafter "the State" or "the Dominican Republic") and who are at risk of being collectively "expelled" or "deported (hereinafter "the alleged victims"), concerning case No. 12.271, currently in process before the Commission. 2. That, in said brief, the Commission stated as facts those summarized below: a) on November 12, 1999, the Commission received a complaint about "mass expulsions" of the alleged victims carried out by the State during that month. Ten days later, on November 22, 1999, the Commission issued a precautionary measure and requested the Dominican Republic to cease the "mass expulsions" and that, in case these continued, they should be done according to the requirements of due process; b) on December 7, 1999, the State rejected the precautionary measure, indicated the legal procedures applicable to the "repatriations" implemented by the General Migration Office, and reported on the preparation of a new draft of the Migration Act and on conversations held with the Government of Haiti. Lastly, it stated that no "collective repatriations" were taking place in the Dominican Republic; c) the pace of "deportations" decreased after November, 1999; however, on March 10 and May 5, 2000, petitioners renewed their complaint before the Commission, saying there was an average of 2,000 "deportations" per month since November, 1999, and that in April, 2000, there had been an increase in the pace of these "deportations";

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