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Fact Sheet

Nationality and Discrimination: The Case of Kenyan Nubians

This Open Society Justice Initiative fact sheet provides an overview of statelessness and discrimination in access to nationality among Nubians in Kenya.

April 2011
First page of PDF with filename: kenyan-nubians-factsheet-20110412.pdf
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The Compromised Right to Nationality in the Dominican Republic

This fact sheet outlines the discrimination faced by Dominicans of Haitian descent as they try to assert their right to nationality, and the work the Open Society Justice Initiative is doing to combat it.

April 2011
First page of PDF with filename: right-to-dominican-nationality-20110406.pdf
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Improving Pretrial Justice: The Role of Lawyers and Paralegals

There are many causes for the global over-use of pretrial detention, but there are also cost-effective solutions. As this fact sheet outlines, early intervention by lawyers and paralegals can have a positive impact.

December 2010
First page of PDF with filename: improving-pretrial-justice-lawyers-paralegals-20120710.pdf
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A Quasi – Experimental Impact Evaluation of a Criminal Justice Paralegal Program in Sierra Leone

A pilot paralegal program launched by Timap for Justice and the Open Society Justice Initiative is providing access to justice to those detained at police stations and prisons in rural Sierra Leone.

December 2010
First page of PDF with filename: pretrial-csae-research-overview-20120710.pdf
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Awaiting Care: Health Risks, Human Rights Abuses and the Need to Reform Pretrial Detention

The excessive use of pretrial detention poses a great risk to public health and human rights. And, as this fact sheet outlines, the health risks affect not only those detained but also societies at large.

December 2010
First page of PDF with filename: ptd-health-english-20120710.pdf
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Fact Sheet on Ethnic Profiling in Europe

This fact sheet, prepared by European Network Against Racism and the Open Society Institute, explains the practice of ethnic profiling across Europe.

October 2009
First page of PDF with filename: Factsheet-ethnic-profiling-20091001-ENG.pdf
Fact Sheet

Why We Need a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice

The Open Society Justice Initiative is launching a Global Campaign for Pretrial Justice to promote alternatives to pretrial detention, expand access to legal aid services, and deploy paralegals to intervene earlier in the criminal justice process.

September 2009
First page of PDF with filename: pretrialjustice_20090903.pdf
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