Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Ethnic Profiling: Letter from Spain’s Defensora del Pueblo
Recommendations from Spain’s Defensora del Pueblo to the General Directorate of Police at the Ministry of the Interior to address ethnic profiling.
Viewed with Suspicion: The Human Cost of Stop and Search in England and Wales
How does it feel to bear the brunt of police profiling? The Open Society Justice Initiative conducted interviews with nine people whose lives have been directly affected by stop and search.
Reducing Ethnic Profiling in the European Union: A Handbook of Good Practices
The nearly 100 case studies gathered in this handbook show that efforts to address ethnic profiling can reduce discrimination, and enhance the overall quality and efficiency of law enforcement.
Fact Sheet: Pretrial Detention and the Risk of Torture
Of the nearly ten million people in detention around the world, those held before trial or conviction are most at risk of torture.
Fact Sheet: Pretrial Detention and Corruption
Locking up prisoners for extended periods while awaiting trial feeds corruption; bribes are needed for food and water, for blankets and even to see a lawyer.
Submission to the UN on Ethnic Profiling in Spain
This submission details the extent and impact of ethnic profiling on minorities in Spain, and how these practices violate international human rights standards.
Citizens of Nowhere: Solutions for the Stateless in the U.S.
This report focuses on stateless people residing in the United States, a vulnerable population that, under current law, has no path to acquire lawful status or become naturalized U.S. citizens.
Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: Review of Germany
This submission to the 106th session of the UN Human Rights Committee argues that several primary and secondary schools in Berlin are segregating migrant children into classes that provide vastly inferior education.