Topic: Discrimination and Equality

Voices

Ethnic Profiling Fails Europe

Since 9/11, ethnic profiling has become a major component of the fight against terrorism in several European countries.

June 28, 2006 | James A. Goldston & Rachel Neild
Press release

Groundbreaking Study Finds Massive Ethnic Profiling

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 Ethnic Profiling in the Moscow Metro, a new report produced by the Open Society Justice Initiative...

June 09, 2006
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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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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Press release

Roma Children Pursue Final Appeal in Landmark School Segregation Case

Eighteen Romani children forced to attend segregated schools in the Czech Republic filed their final appeal in a landmark case before the European Court of Human Rights, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

May 04, 2006
Publication

Human Rights and Legal Identity: Approaches to Combating Statelessness and Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality

This Open Society Justice Initiative publication looks at the contemporary crisis of statelessness and proposes an agenda for action.

May 2006
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Press release

European Court Fails to Find Czech Roma Children Victims of Racial Discrimination in Education

The European Court of Human Rights ruled against 18 Roma children who had been forced to attend segregated schools in the Czech Republic, in a decision condemned by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 09, 2006
Voices

Some Quiet Victories for Human Rights

Three recent victories in human rights, from disparate regions across the globe, validate the power of the rule of law in civil society.

December 22, 2005 | James A. Goldston
Publication

Citizenship and Equality in Practice: Comments on the Right to Nationality Submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Open Society Justice Initiative today urged the international community to develop a comprehensive strategy to resolve statelessness.

November 1, 2005
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Press release

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Affirms the Human Right to Nationality and Upholds the International Prohibition on Racial Discrimination in Access to Nationality

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a landmark decision affirming the human right to nationality as the gateway to the equal enjoyment of all rights as civic members of a state, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

October 17, 2005
Report

Fighting Terrorism While Fighting Discrimination: Can Protocol No. 12 Help?

James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, posits that antidiscrimination legislature enshrined in the European Convention can actually facilitate the development of effective counterterrorist strategy.

October 11, 2005 | James A. Goldston
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Voices

Multiculturalism Is Not the Culprit

For more than three decades, Britain has led Europe in the adoption of antidiscrimination legislation. Ending Britain's historic openness to others would be a grave mistake, and would do nothing to address the threat of terrorism.

August 29, 2005 | James A. Goldston
Press release

European Court of Human Rights Confirms Racial Discrimination in Landmark Bulgarian Case

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights yesterday affirmed in substantial part its first-ever finding of racial discrimination in breach of the European Convention of Human Rights, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

July 07, 2005
Litigation

Nachova v. Bulgaria

This case involves the killing of two unarmed Roma conscripts by the Bulgarian military. The Open Society Justice Initiative argues that the incident violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

Last update: July 06, 2005
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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Press release

Open Society Justice Initiative Makes Statement to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

The Open Society Justice Initiative, together with partners in a number of African countries, is undertaking a survey of the state of the law.

May 02, 2005
Press release

Inter-American Court Should Affirm Right to Nationality Without Discrimination

The Open Society Justice Initiative submitted an amicus curiae brief with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to uphold the international prohibition on racial discrimination in access to nationality.

April 18, 2005
Report

Africa Discrimination and Citizenship Audit Report

Report of The Africa Discrimination and Citizenship Audit: Emerging Issues and the Way Forward held in Johannesburg, South Africa, by the Open Society Justice Initiative.

April 1, 2005
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Voices

Racism Against Minorities Tests European Rights Court

In two cases currently on the docket, the European Court of Human Rights is being asked to give meaning to the fundamental principle of equality.

March 02, 2005 | James A. Goldston
Voices

European Court to Address Racism in Landmark Cases

The European Court of Human Rights is hearing oral arguments in two of the most important cases in its history. The resulting judgments could establish clear ground rules to guide future policy toward Europe's increasingly numerous ethnic and...

February 27, 2005 | James A. Goldston
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