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The Medina Law is enacted in response to international outcry condemning Sentencia 168-13 that retroactively revoked the nationality of over 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent, going back to 1929. The Medina Law requires birth certificate, national identity card and Dominican passport to reinstate Dominican citizenship. The Dominican Republic has a long history of denying birth rights to Dominicans of Haitian descent. Reference is made to the 2004 Interamerican Human Rights Court (IAHCR) decision that condemned Dominican authorities and institutions for denying Dominicans of Haitian descent official papers, including birth certificates. Today, the Dominican Republic remains in violation of the IACHR Court Order. Thus, the Medina Law does nothing to effectively reestablish citizenship despite the Dominican Government’s claims.