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Natasha Arnpriester

Natasha Arnpriester is an Aryeh Neier Fellow with the Open Society Justice Initiative.


How Weaponizing Citizenship Hurts the Justice System

No one should have their citizenship revoked as a form of punishment. It’s wrong—and it undermines the rule of law.

March 04, 2019 | Natasha Arnpriester
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Saving Newborn Rohingya from a Legal Abyss

The government of Bangladesh has already promised to uphold its obligation to register newborn Rohingya refugees. For the sake of international law—and the children’s future—it must stop dragging its feet.

August 10, 2018 | Natasha Arnpriester
A newborn baby wrapped in a red blanket

Case Watch: Ukraine ICJ Ruling Strengthens Protections against Discriminatory Use of Citizenship Law

In agreeing to proceed with a complaint by Ukraine against the Russian Federation, the International Court of Justice underlined the principle that states cannot use exclusionary citizenship laws to discriminate, and that such action can be challenged before its judges.

November 19, 2019 | Natasha Arnpriester & Laura Bingham
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Russia’s Mass Naturalization of Crimeans Has Had Very Unnatural Effects

Russia’s campaign to impose nationality on the annexed territory has led to the sometimes violent suppression of ethnic identity, according to a new report.

June 14, 2018 | Laura Bingham & Natasha Arnpriester
A woman's hand reaching toward a passport

A Looming Threat to Equal Citizenship in America

A new report by Open Society Justice Initiative argues that three techniques are currently being used by the U.S. government to attack the identity and sense of belonging of U.S. citizens.

September 16, 2019 | Laura Bingham & Natasha Arnpriester
A woman holds her daughter during a naturalization ceremony.

Case Watch: UN Finds Mexico Responsible for Man’s Disappearance, Relies on Witness’s Word

There are more than 40,000 people who are missing in Mexico. One family’s journey to find out what happened to their son could help others seeking justice.

October 28, 2019 | Natasha Arnpriester & Juan Carlos Gutierrez
Mother holding sign of disappeared son
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Justice Initiative Sues U.S. Government for Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Records

The Justice Initiative filed a lawsuit under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking the immediate release of government records relating to the timing and substance of the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.

August 12, 2020

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