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Case Digests: International Standards on Ethnic Profiling: Standards and Decisions from the European System

A review of European legal standards, including jurisprudence and commentaries, which address ethnic profiling.

November 2013
First page of PDF with filename: case-digests-ethnic profiling-european-systems-110813_0.pdf

Born in the Americas: The Promise and Practice of Nationality Laws in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia

This examination of citizenship regimes in Brazil, Chile and Colombia finds weaknesses that create the risk of statelessness.

March 2017
First page of PDF with filename: born-in-the-americas-20170323.pdf

Strategic Litigation Impacts: Equal Access to Quality Education

This comparative study, based on research in Brazil, India, and South Africa, assesses how the power of the litigation is being harnessed in the pursuit of adequate basic education for all.

March 22, 2017
First page of PDF with filename: strategic-litigation-impacts-education-20170322.pdf
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Headscarves and Discrimination before the Court of Justice of the European Union

The EU's top court will rule on whether an employer can refuse to allow a Muslim woman to wear a headscarf at her place of work.

March 2017
First page of PDF with filename: cjeu-headscarves-20170308.pdf

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.

April 2013
First page of PDF with filename: viewed-with-suspicion-human-cost-stop-and-search-in-england-and-wales-20130419.pdf

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.

March 06, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: reducing-ep-in-EU-12172012_0.pdf
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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.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: case-digests-legal-update-discrimination-20130614.pdf

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.

May, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: comunicacion-defensora-pueblo-20130510_0.pdf
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