Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, A/HRC/7/19/Add.5, A/HRC/7/23/Add.3, 18 March 2008: Dominican Republic
VI. JOINT RECOMMEDATIONS OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE AND THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON MINORITY ISSUES
119. An independent national institution for the promotion and protection of human rights should be established and empowered, in accordance with the Paris Principles, with the independent authority to work to combat all forms of discrimination in a holistic manner, including on all grounds such as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and any other status. The experts note Law No. 19-01 in this respect, establishing a human rights ombudsman’s office (Defensor del Pueblo) and urge the implementation of this law in practice.
Link to full text of the report: Mission report-SR Racism-Dominican Republic-2008-eng