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Lawsuit Seeks Greater Freedom of Expression in Sierra Leone

Journalists in Sierra Leone are challenging laws that criminalize free speech and authorize prison terms of up to seven years for those who criticize the government, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative, which is providing assistance with the suit.

March 03, 2008
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Justice Initiative Hails German Court Judgment on Religious Discrimination

The Open Society Justice Initiative welcomed the recent judgment from Germany's Hamburg Labor Court that a Christian organization which aids immigrants engaged in discrimination when it refused to hire a non-Christian.

February 11, 2008
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Rights Groups Denounce Greek Prosecutor's Racist Statement

A statement made by Greece's top prosecutor suggesting that certain ethnic groups are involved in crime is racist and must be retracted, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 05, 2008
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Peruvian High Court Urged to Disclose Officials' Assets Declarations

The Open Society Justice Initiative intervened recently in a case before Peru's constitutional tribunal, urging full disclosure of the assets declarations of public officials.

November 29, 2007
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Major Conclusions from the D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic Judgment

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the segregation of Roma students into special schools is a form of unlawful discrimination.

November 14, 2007
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Europe's Highest Court Finds Racial Discrimination in Czech Schools

In a landmark decision, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that segregating Roma students into special schools is a form of unlawful discrimination that violates fundamental human rights.

November 13, 2007
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Chilean Congressional Report Calls for Advertising Law Reform

Following a congressional investigation on corrupt government advertising practices, Chile’s congress called on the government to reform the sector, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

October 24, 2007
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Open Society Justice Initiative Seeks Relief for Slovenia's “Erased” Citizens

In a brief submitted to the European Court of Human Rights, the Open Society Justice Initiative argued that the Slovene government's erasure of thousands of its citizens violated the European Convention of Human Rights.

October 16, 2007
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