Dominican Republic

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Overview

The authorities carried out an estimated 85,000 detentions between 20 March and 30 June, for alleged non-compliance with the evening curfew. Abortion remained criminalized in all circumstances. The authorities failed to pass the comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation demanded by civil society for years.

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Death Penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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