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Equality Betrayed: The Impact of Ethnic Profiling in France

French police checks disproportionately target young men of North African and Arab origin: read first hand accounts of the human cost and the damage done.

September 2013
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Project

Ethnic Profiling

We work with police, activists, and community leaders across multiple European countries to document systemic ethnic profiling by police officers and to put a stop to abuses through new frameworks and policies.

Briefing Paper

Submission to the UN on Ethnic Profiling in Spain

This submission details the extent and impact of ethnic profiling on minorities in Spain, and how these practices violate international human rights standards.

January 2013
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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
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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet on Ethnic Profiling in Europe

This fact sheet, prepared by European Network Against Racism and the Open Society Institute, explains the practice of ethnic profiling across Europe.

October 2009
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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
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Report

Addressing Ethnic Profiling by Police

This Open Society Justice Initiative book reports on strategies for improving police-community relations by increasing the fairness, effectiveness, and accountability of police stops in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Spain.

May 2009
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Report

Ethnic Profiling in the Moscow Metro

Riders on the Moscow Metro who appear non-Slavic are over twenty times more likely to be stopped by police than those who look Slavic, according to this report by the Open Society Justice Initiative, in partnership with JURIX and Lamberth Consulting.

June 2006
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Publication

Ethnic Profiling and Counter-Terrorism: Trends, Dangers and Alternatives

Open Society Justice Initiative Executive Director James A. Goldston addressed the European Parliament's Seminar on Counter-Terrorism and Ethnic Profiling in Brussels. His presentation, "Ethnic Profiling and Counter-Terrorism: Trends, Dangers and...

June 6, 2006 | James A. Goldston
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Publication

Justice Initiatives: Ethnic Profiling by Police in Europe

This issue of Justice Initiatives examines ethnic profiling by police in Europe, and explores the methods used in the United States and the United Kingdom to confront it.

June 2005
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Report

Under Suspicion: Speaking Out about Ethnic Profiling in Spain

Ethnic profiling is common in Spain. Research consistently shows that police disproportionately stop and check minority groups throughout the country.

September 2019
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Fact Sheet

Legal Aid in France

This fact sheet summarizes the legal representation available to detainees and defendants who cannot afford their own lawyer in France.

April 2015
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Report

Ethnic Profiling in the European Union: Pervasive, Ineffective, and Discriminatory

Pervasive use of ethnic and religious stereotypes by law enforcement across Europe is harming efforts to combat crime and terrorism, according to this report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

May 2009
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Report

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.

November 2013
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Publication

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
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Fact Sheet

What is Ethnic Profiling?

Ethnic profiling takes place when law enforcement targets people not because of what they have done, but who they are. This fact sheet outlines the impact that the discriminatory practice has on people's lives in Europe.

April 2020
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Briefing Paper

Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in France

The principle of universal jurisdiction allows national courts to investigate and prosecute international crimes committed on foreign territory by foreign nationals. This briefing paper provides an overview of France's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.

March 2019
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Publication

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
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Report

Profiling Minorities: A Study of Stop-and-Search Practices in Paris

Police officers in Paris consistently stop people on the basis of ethnicity and dress rather than on the basis of suspicious individual behavior, according to our study on stop-and-search practices.

June 2009
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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
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