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Report

Human Rights in the Context of Automatic Naturalization in Crimea

This report examines the implications for the population of the Crimean peninsula of the imposition of Russian citizenship that followed Russia’s seizure of the territory from Ukraine in 2014.

June 2018
First page of PDF with filename: report-osji-crimea-20180601.pdf
Fact Sheet

Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States

This fact sheet maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.

April 2018
First page of PDF with filename: restrictions-on-muslim-women's-dress-fact-sheet-20180710.pdf
Report

Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States

This report maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.

April 2018
First page of PDF with filename: restrictions-on-muslim-womens-dress-in-28-eu-member-states-20180709.pdf
Briefing Paper

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
Report

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
Report

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
Briefing Paper

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
Briefing Paper

Employer’s Bar on Religious Clothing and European Union Discrimination Law

The Open Society Justice Initiative calls on the Court of Justice of the European Union to rule that equality law is violated when an employer on the grounds of “neutrality”—bans its staff from wearing any religious clothing.

July 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-cjeu-headscarves-20160712.pdf
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