Conference Calls

THE HAITIAN CONGRES TO FORTIFY HAITI and THE HAITIAN CONGRESS FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT cordially invites the general public to join its open dialogue on Dual Citizenship in a weekly series of conference calls every

Saturday, 4:00pm-5:00pm Central Time (Chicago), September 11 – November 27, 2010. To participate, use following number and code: (641) 715-3625 / Code: 335776#

 

AGENDA


11 Sept 2010:              

  • Greetings
  • Introduction of HCFH and a summary of its work toward Dual Nationality
  • Partial Result: Recommendations to the 49th Legislature by the 48th Legislature in its last ordinary session on 14 Sept. 2009
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

18 Sept 2010:               

  • Greetings
  • Dual Nationality: Definition
  • How one can obtain Dual Nationality?
  • The position of the 1987 constitution vis-à-vis Dual Nationality (Articles 11, 13, 15 etc)
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

25 Sept 2010:              

  • Greetings
  • Should adopting a foreign nationality affect one’s civil and

political rights?

  • Does a Haitian lose his/her nationality of origin at the time of obtaining a foreign nationality?
  • When does an individual renounce his/her nationality of origin?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

2 Oct 2010:                

  • Greetings
  • May an individual have two or multiple nationalities?
  • What is the purpose of our struggle for the right to Dual

Citizenship?

  • What are the potential obstacles one can anticipate throughout the campaign for Dual Citizenship?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

9 Oct 2010:                 

  • Greetings
  • Is there in fact a difference between “Dual Nationality” and “Dual Citizenship”?
  • May a child be born with Dual Citizenship?
  • What are the conditions to be born Haitian (Article 11)?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

16 Oct 2010:              

  • Greetings
  • What is your opinion about Article 15 of the 1987 constitution?
  • Should one be Haitian in order to help Haiti?
  • Importance of Dual Nationality in the development of Haiti
  • (Modernization / Globalization)

 

23 Oct 2010:              

  • Greetings
  • Can the Haitian nationality be obtained through naturalization?
  • May a naturalized Haitian recover his/her Haitian nationality?
  • May a foreigner own Real Estate in Haiti?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments /Suggestions

 

30 Oct 2010:                       

  • Greetings
  • How does the world view the principle of Dual Nationality?
  • What motivates the majority of the countries in the world to allow Dual Citizenship to their sons and daughters?
  • How did Haiti come to lose the majority of its human resources and how will the reintegration of naturalized Haitians, as well as the integration of those born outside of Haiti, contribute to the country’s development?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

6 Nov 2010:               

  • Greetings
  • What needs to be done to grant Dual Nationality to naturalized Haitians as well as to the ones born outside of Haiti?
  • What is an amendment?
  • Can the constitution be amended through a referendum or by decree?
  • Is there a procedure to amend the constitution?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

13 Nov 2010:             

  • Greetings
  • What contributed to the proposition of the amendment of the constitution introduced by the 48th Legislature?
  • Did the 48th Legislature make any substantial changes or

modifications to the Articles related to Nationality in its declaration?

  • What is important about the timing of the recommendation to the 49th Legislature by the 48th Legislature during its last

ordinary session on 14 Sept 2009?

 

20 Nov 2010:             

  • Greetings
  • What is the difference between Haitian of origin and Haitian at birth?
  • When does a Haitian repudiate his/her nationality of origin?
  • Is there a difference between “Renounce” and “Repudiate”?
  • May a Haitian with Dual Nationality impose his/her foreign nationality while in Haiti?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions

 

27 Nov 2010:              

  • Greetings
  • When should the lawmakers of the 49th Legislature take office?
  • One of the tasks of the 49th Legislature will be to amend the

constitution. When should this be done?

  • After amending the constitution, when does the new law go into effect?
  • Open Dialogue: Questions / Comments / Suggestions
  • Conclusion / Thank

 

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