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Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Italy

The Open Society Justice Initiative and the Associazione Studi Giuridici sull'Immigrazione ("ASGI") tendered this submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in preparation for its periodic review of Italy on March 5, 2012.

February 2012
First page of PDF with filename: cerd-italy-20120223.pdf
Fact Sheet

Timeline: Italian Migrant Policy

Some 40,000 migrants arrived in Italy last year as political turmoil swept North Africa. This timeline summarizes principle Italian policy initiatives on migration from 2008 to February, 2012

February 2012
First page of PDF with filename: italy-timeline-20120212.pdf
Briefing Paper

Testimony: Anti-Roma Discrimination and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

The Open Society Justice Initiative addressed the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament regarding Roma issues and the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights.

November 14, 2011 | Tracey Gurd
First page of PDF with filename: libe-gurd-dh-20111114.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

November 2011
First page of PDF with filename: dh-committee-of-ministers-submission-11042011.pdf
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Children’s Right to a Nationality

This fact sheet explains the causes and consequences of statelessness for children around the world.

June 2011
First page of PDF with filename: children-nationality-20110624.pdf
Report

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.

June 2011
First page of PDF with filename: ethnic-profiling-background-paper-for-the-working-party-on-terrorism-20110601.pdf
Fact Sheet

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.

May 2011
First page of PDF with filename: ethnic-profiling-europe-20110505.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

May 2011
First page of PDF with filename: ethnic-profiling-in-france-a-well-documented-practice-english-2011-05-23.pdf
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