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European Court Fails to Find Czech Roma Children Victims of Racial Discrimination in Education

The European Court of Human Rights ruled against 18 Roma children who had been forced to attend segregated schools in the Czech Republic, in a decision condemned by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 09, 2006
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Open Society Justice Initiative Condemns Arrests of Human Rights Activists in Sudan

The Open Society Justice Initiative condemns the arrest of human rights and prodemocracy activists in Khartoum on Sunday, January 22, 2006.

January 24, 2006
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Open Society Justice Initiative Organizes Southeast Asia Clinical Legal Education Conference

The first university legal clinic in Cambodia, organized by the Open Society Justice Initiative, will provide a forum to discuss opportunities and challenges for creating clinical legal education programs at Southeast Asian universities.

November 27, 2005
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Expelled Mauritanians Appeal for their Right to Return

The Dodel Appeal marks an important new stage in the struggle to restore citizenship and obtain compensation for the thousands of Mauritanian refugees, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

November 04, 2005
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Nigerian Court Paves the Way for War Crimes Victims' Suit Against Charles Taylor

A federal high court judge upheld a lawsuit to lift the asylum granted to former Liberian ruler and warlord Charles Taylor by the Nigerian government, reports the Open Society Justice Initiative.

November 02, 2005
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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Affirms the Human Right to Nationality and Upholds the International Prohibition on Racial Discrimination in Access to Nationality

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a landmark decision affirming the human right to nationality as the gateway to the equal enjoyment of all rights as civic members of a state, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

October 17, 2005
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Open Society Justice Initiative Announces the Second African Clinical Teachers Training Workshop

To promote clinical legal education methodology among African law teachers, the Open Society Justice Initiative will hold a workshop Durban, South Africa.

October 12, 2005
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Open Society Justice Initiative Cosponsor Police Reform Conference in Georgia

The need to create new institutional structures that will support democratic, professional, and effective policing in Georgia is the subject of “Policing Reforms in the 21st Century: Values, Structures, and Processes,” a major international...

October 07, 2005
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