Topic: Discrimination and Equality
Ethnic Profiling Fails Europe
Since 9/11, ethnic profiling has become a major component of the fight against terrorism in several European countries.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...