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Groups Call on Czech Minister to Desegregate Schools

The Czech government should take immediate action to implement the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case of D.H. and Others, urged a letter sent to the newly appointed Minister of Education by the Open Society Justice Initiative and...

July 30, 2010
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Groundbreaking Decision on Statelessness in Europe

The European Court of Human Rights acknowledged the need to avoid making people stateless in its decision on Kuric and Others v. Slovenia.

July 16, 2010
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Thousands Stripped of Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

A case challenging the Dominican Republic's treatment of its citizens of Haitian ancestry was filed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Center for Justice and International Law.

June 01, 2010
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Europe's Highest Court Rules Roma School Segregation by Language Illegal

The European Court of Human Rights held in the case Oršuš and Others v. Croatia that the segregation of Romani children into separate classes based on language is unlawful discrimination.

March 16, 2010
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Continued Segregation in Czech Schools Devastates Lives of Roma Children

The Czech Republic can set a much-needed example for the rest of Europe by following through on its commitment to integrate its educational system, said the Open Society Justice Initiative today.

November 11, 2009
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Lack of Citizenship Rights a Major Cause of Conflict in Africa

The lack of citizenship rights generates conflict and undermines democracy in many countries in Africa, according to two new studies by the Open Society Institute.

October 21, 2009
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Inter-American Commission Orders Protective Measures for Victim of Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has granted the Open Society Justice Initiative's request for precautionary measures in the case of Emildo Bueno, a Dominican citizen of Haitian descent whose public fight against arbitrary deprivation...

September 10, 2009
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UN Human Rights Committee Finds Discrimination in Racial Profiling

The UN Human Rights Committee became the first international tribunal to declare that police identity checks motivated by race or ethnicity run counter to the international human right to nondiscrimination, in a case filed by the Open Society...

September 10, 2009
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