Topic: Discrimination and Equality

Litigation

Sejdic and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

This case is about the right of minorities to run for political office in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Last update: December 22, 2009
Litigation

Makhashev v. Russia

This case involves brothers who were beaten by Russian police and subjected to anti-Chechen insults. Discrimination by police against Chechens is common in Russia, but this was the first time it has been challenged in court.

Last update: November 26, 2009
Press release

Continued Segregation in Czech Schools Devastates Lives of Roma Children

The Czech Republic can set a much-needed example for the rest of Europe by following through on its commitment to integrate its educational system, said the Open Society Justice Initiative today.

November 11, 2009
Voices

Doing a Disservice to Ethnic Minorities

European minority groups still suffer widespread discrimination, justifying the need for safeguards to their rights, argues OSI executive director James Goldston.

November 05, 2009 | James A. Goldston
Press release

Lack of Citizenship Rights a Major Cause of Conflict in Africa

The lack of citizenship rights generates conflict and undermines democracy in many countries in Africa, according to two new studies by the Open Society Institute.

October 21, 2009
Publication

Struggles for Citizenship in Africa

Written by Bronwen Manby of the Open Society Foundations, this book documents the dire consequences of pervasive citizenship discrimination across the continent.

October 2009 | Bronwen Manby
First page of PDF with filename: acknowledgements_20091009.pdf
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
First page of PDF with filename: Factsheet-ethnic-profiling-20091001-ENG.pdf
Press release

Inter-American Commission Orders Protective Measures for Victim of Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has granted the Open Society Justice Initiative's request for precautionary measures in the case of Emildo Bueno, a Dominican citizen of Haitian descent whose public fight against arbitrary deprivation...

September 10, 2009
Press release

UN Human Rights Committee Finds Discrimination in Racial Profiling

The UN Human Rights Committee became the first international tribunal to declare that police identity checks motivated by race or ethnicity run counter to the international human right to nondiscrimination, in a case filed by the Open Society...

September 10, 2009
Litigation

Williams v. Spain

With Women’s Link Worldwide and SOS-Racismo Madrid, the Open Society Justice Initiative filed a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Rosalind Williams regarding a case of racial profiling by a Spanish police officer.

Last update: August 12, 2009
Voices

Commission Must Be Tough on Italy

Italy's breaches of fundamental human rights in its immigration policy must no longer be tolerated, argues OSI director James A. Goldston.

July 30, 2009 | James A. Goldston
Litigation

Yean and Bosico v. Dominican Republic

This is a case brought by two Dominican girls of Haitian descent who were denied Dominican nationality in spite of the fact that both were born in the country, which should legally entitle them to citizenship.

Last update: July 01, 2009
Press release

New Data Reveals Paris Police Discriminate Against Minorities

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 a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

June 30, 2009
Voices

What’s Wrong with Ethnic Profiling?

Ethnic profiling is illegal in Europe. It is ineffective in apprehending criminals. It is counterproductive in the campaign against terrorism. But police officers across Europe continue to use it.

June 24, 2009 | James A. Goldston
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 this Open Society Justice Initiative report.

June 2009
First page of PDF with filename: search_20090630.Web.pdf
Litigation

Fadia v. Diakonisches Werk Hamburg

This case is about a woman in Germany whose job application was rejected because she refused to convert to Christianity. She challenged the rejection as religious discrimination.

Last update: June 01, 2009
Press release

New Evidence Reveals Police in Europe Target Minorities Excessively

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

May 26, 2009
Litigation

People v. Côte d'Ivoire

This case is about citizenship discrimination against minorities in Côte d'Ivoire.

Last update: May 14, 2009
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
First page of PDF with filename: profiling_20090526.pdf
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
First page of PDF with filename: profiling_20090511.pdf
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