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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Roma School Desegregation
This study examines the role of strategic litigation in efforts to end discrimination against Roma school children in Greece, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.
Fair and Effective Police Stops
This report provides a roadmap for combating ethnic profiling in police work, drawing on reform efforts by five police departments in Spain.
Deportation and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic: Unanswered Questions
Despite assurances from the government over threatened deportations, the position of tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian Descent remains uncertain.
France’s Veil Ban before the European Court of Human Rights
On Tuesday, July 1, the European Court of Human Rights will rule on whether France’s 2010 ban on wearing full-face veils in public breaches the protections of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Opinion on Clause 60 of UK Immigration Bill and Article 8 of UN Convention on Reducing Statelessness
This legal opinion concludes that a proposed move to remove previously allowed protections against statelessness would put the UK in breach of the 1961 Statelessness Convention.
UK Must Not Undermine Global Battle against Statelessness
A summary of the issues at stake, as the upper house of the UK parliament considers a proposal that would allow the government to make people stateless.
Equality Under Pressure: The Impact of Ethnic Profiling in the Netherlands
The Dutch pride themselves on being members of an open, tolerant, and fair society. But for a growing number of people in the Netherlands, this ideal is being put under pressure by proactive police actions.
Case Digests: International Standards on Ethnic Profiling: Decisions and Comments from the UN system
A review of key legal-standards, including jurisprudence and commentaries, from the UN human rights system on the legal prohibition of ethnic profiling.