ORDER OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF MAY 26, 2001 PROVISIONAL MEASURES REQUESTED BY THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MATTER OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC1 THE CASE OF HAITIANS AND DOMINICANS OF HAITIAN ORIGIN IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAVING SEEN: 1. The order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) of August 18, 2000, in which it was decided: 1. To require the State of the Dominican Republic to adopt, forthwith, whatever measures are necessary to protect the lives and personal integrity of Benito Tide Méndez, Antonio Sension, Andrea Alezy, Janty Fils-Aime and William Medina Ferreras[;] 2. To require the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to urgently submit a detailed report to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, no later than August 31, 2000, on the current situation of Rafaelito Pérez Charles and Berson Gelim with regard to the diverging statements of the parties on these two persons[;] 3. To require the State of the Dominican Republic to refrain from deporting or expelling Benito Tide Méndez and Antonio Sension from its territory[;] 4. To require the State of the Dominican Republic to allow the immediate return to its territory of Janty Fils-Aime and William Medina Ferreras[;] 5. To require the State of the Dominican Republic to allow, as soon as possible, the family reunification of Antonio Sension and Andrea Alezy with their under-age children in the Dominican Republic[;] 6. To require that the State of the Dominican Republic collaborate with Antonio Sension to obtain information on the whereabouts of his next of kin, either in Haiti or in the Dominican Republic[;] 7. To require the State of the Dominican Republic, within the framework of relevant cooperation agreements between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, investigate the situation of Janty Fils-Aime and William Medina Ferreras, under supervision of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to expedite outcome of the said investigations[;] the to the the 8. To require the State of the Dominican Republic to continue to follow up on the investigations already started by its competent authorities with regard to Benito Tide Méndez, Rafaelito Pérez Charles, Antonio Sension, Andrea Alezy and Berson Gelim[;] 1 Judge Máximo Pacheco Gómez informed the Court that, due to circumstances beyond his control, he was unable to attend the Fifty-first Regular Session of the Court; therefore, he did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this order. Due to circumstances beyond his control, Judge Sergio García Ramírez was also unable to take part in the deliberation and signature of this order.

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