Experts welcome the intention to establish a national human rights institution compliant with the Paris Principles and raise concern about discrimination and violence on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Human Rights Committee concluded today its review of the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Dominica, in the absence of a report and with the delegation present. The Experts discussed, among other issues, the frequent use of the state of emergency, the use of force against the opposition and the potential abuses present in the wording and implementation of the Public Order Act, infringing on the freedom of assembly. Noting a years delay in submitting a report, Experts recognized the difficulties this small country faced in fulfilling its reporting obligation under the Covenant and welcomed the intention to establish a national human rights institution that complied with the Paris Principles.
Dominica - Country profile
Caribbean GBV Law Portal: Country Resources: Dominica | UN Women – Multi-Country Office – Caribbean
State actors and lawmakers in Dominica have a legal duty to comply with the terms of the international human rights conventions that Dominica has ratified or acceded to. Dominica has a legal obligation to protect women and girls from domestic violence and sexual violence including sexual harassment. The State is required to put the necessary legal and administrative mechanisms in place to adequately protect women and girls from these forms of violence and to provide them with access to just and effective remedies. There must be sustained efforts by the State such as continuous training of law enforcement personnel and judicial officers, sensitizing the media, educating the public to challenge the stereotypical attitudes dominant in Dominica which help to perpetuate violence against women and girls. The Constitution of Dominica is the supreme law. It guards the human rights of all persons within the country and holds the State accountable for violation of human rights. The obligation mandated by the Constitution to protect the human rights of persons within the country extends to a positive obligation on the State to protect women and girls from domestic violence and sexual violence.
Prostitution in the Dominican Republic
Prostitution in the Dominican Republic is legal, but related activities such as brothel -keeping or pimping are illegal. The Dominican Republic has gained a reputation of being a major destination for international sex tourism ,   although the activity is mostly concentrated in poor coastal towns especially Las Terrenas , Cabarete , Sosua , and Boca Chica , where women have less economic opportunities than in larger towns and cities of the country. Underage prostitution is a problem, particularly in some urban areas within coastal towns,   but there has been a decrease in child prostitution since , with the increase in policing and the decrease in corruption. However, the percentage among sex workers is estimated to be much higher, ranging from 2. According to the US Department of State, the Dominican Republic is a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking.
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