Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
D.H. and others v. Czech Republic: Joint Submission to Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe
A joint report from the Open Society Justice Initiative and the European Roma Rights Centre details the Czech Republic’s failure to end illegal segregation of Romani children in “practical” schools.
Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources
Reviving corporate liability for pillaging natural resources is not simply about protecting property rights during conflict—it can also play a significant role in preventing atrocity.
Fact Sheet: Children’s Right to a Nationality
This fact sheet explains the causes and consequences of statelessness for children around the world.
Ethnic Profiling: A Background Paper for the Working Party on Terrorism
As the European Union weighs its counterterrorism policy, the Open Society Foundations have published a background paper on ethnic profiling for the EU Working Party on Terrorism.
The Problem of Ethnic Profiling in Europe
This fact sheet explains the problem of ethnic profiling in Europe, and shows that the practice is wasteful as well as ineffective in fighting and preventing crime.
France: Ethnic Profiling Challenge
In France, a coalition of advocates is mounting a constitutional challenge to the practice of ethnic profiling. These two short publications summarize the Open Society Justice Initiative's work on the case and the basis of the challenge.
Without Citizenship: Statelessness, Discrimination, and Repression in Kuwait
This report looks at the bidoon in Kuwait, a large population of stateless persons in the small emirate, with particular focus on discrimination in access to, and withdrawal of, nationality.
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.