Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Equality Betrayed: The Impact of Ethnic Profiling in France
French police checks disproportionately target young men of North African and Arab origin: read first hand accounts of the human cost and the damage done.
Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: Review of Germany
This submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Germany argues that several primary and secondary schools in Berlin are segregating migrant children in separate classes that provide vastly inferior education.
Case Digests: UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 2004–12
A summary of decisions and views expressed by CEDAW in the period 2011–2012.
Case Digests: Legal Update on Discrimination
Read summaries of key decisions relating to discrimination, including ethnic profiling, from international and regional courts and tribunals from March 2012 to May 2013.
The Tshwane Principles on National Security and the Right to Information: An Overview in 15 Points
A 15-point summary of the Tshwane Principles, which address the question of how to ensure public access to government information without jeopardizing legitimate efforts to combat national security threats.
Understanding the Tshwane Principles
A question-and-answer introduction to the new Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information.
The Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information (The Tshwane Principles)
The Tshwane Principles offer global standards on how to ensure the fullest possible public access to information, while protecting legitimate national security concerns.
Arguments: Corruption as a Threat to the Rule of Law
Erica Razook, of the Open Society Justice Initiative, told the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that large-scale money-laundering is a threat to human rights and the rule of law.