Topic: Discrimination and Equality

Litigation

Ethnic Profiling in Gyöngyöspata

In 2011, Hungarian police in the village of Gyöngyöspata singled out local Roma inhabitants for discriminatory treatment.

Last update: July 10, 2014
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Case Watch: ECHR Says “Living Together” Justifies Ban on Full-Face Veils

The court accepted that the ban was allowed to ensure the concept of “living together,” a concept criticized in a dissenting opinion as seeming “far-fetched and vague.”

July 01, 2014 | Maxim Ferschtman & Jonathan Birchall
Briefing Paper

France’s Veil Ban before the European Court of Human Rights

On Tuesday, July 1, the European Court of Human Rights will rule on whether France’s 2010 ban on wearing full-face veils in public breaches the protections of the European Convention on Human Rights.

June 2014
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-sasfrance-06252014.pdf
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Young People, Race and the Police: Finding the Remix

Young people from 14 cities around the world are meeting to share ideas and experiences in the struggle to end discriminatory policing.

June 24, 2014 | Rachel Neild
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Beware an Uncertain Dawn in the Dominican Republic

A new law supposedly creates a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, after years of discrimination. But it has fundamental flaws.

June 13, 2014 | Julia Harrington Reddy
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Bringing Justice to Education and Development in Nepal

Government funding for Dalit students in the Far-Western Region of Nepal wasn’t getting through. Then a community member with basic legal training started asking questions.

April 29, 2014 | Peter Chapman & Ananda Koirala
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British Parliamentarians Raise Statelessness Concerns

British parliamentarians have voiced serious concerns over proposals that would change the conditions under which the government can strip nationality from naturalized British citizens.

March 21, 2014 | Simon Cox
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Don’t Be Fooled by the Dominican Republic’s Judicial Laundering of Racism

The Dominican Republic is making a mockery of the rule of law, as it stands behind a constitutional ruling that makes hundreds of thousands of its people stateless.

March 11, 2014 | Julia Harrington Reddy
Briefing Paper

Opinion on Clause 60 of UK Immigration Bill and Article 8 of UN Convention on Reducing Statelessness

This legal opinion concludes that a proposed move to remove previously allowed protections against statelessness would put the UK in breach of the 1961 Statelessness Convention.

March 11, 2014
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-clause60-03112014.pdf
Fact Sheet

UK Must Not Undermine Global Battle against Statelessness

A summary of the issues at stake, as the upper house of the UK parliament considers a proposal that would allow the government to make people stateless.

March 11, 2014
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-clause60-03112014.pdf
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Case Watch: UK Appeals Court Disregards Evidence that Stop and Search is Discriminatory

There is a wealth of research that stop and search practices pursued by the Met are unfair. But courts refuse to look at the numbers.

February 18, 2014 | Rebekah Delsol & Leah Wissow
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Case Watch: European Union's Top Court Reinforces Same-Sex Partnership Rights

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should harmonize the provision of employment benefits to same-sex legal partnerships in EU countries.

December 18, 2013 | Zsolt Bobis
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Equality Under Pressure: Challenging Ethnic Profiling by Dutch Police

Sidney Mutueel is a chief inspector in the Dutch police. He has been a police officer for over twenty three years. Yet when he is off duty, he gets stopped and checked by the police. Why? Because he is black.

November 28, 2013 | Gerbrig Klos & Rebekah Delsol
Sidney Mutueel
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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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Briefing Paper

Case Digests: International Standards on Ethnic Profiling: Decisions and Comments from the UN system

A review of key legal-standards, including jurisprudence and commentaries, from the UN human rights system on the legal prohibition of ethnic profiling.

November 2016
First page of PDF with filename: Digests-Ethnic Profiling-UN system revised-07.26.16_0.pdf
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Case Watch: Court Rulings Juxtapose Stark Regional Differences on Gay Rights

Two important European court rulings have stengthened legal support of the rights of sexual minorities.

November 14, 2013 | Zsolt Bobis
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In German Schools, a Quiet but Deep Discrimination Problem

Testimonies of students, parents and teachers paint a bleak picture of the challenges facing children from “migration background” in Berlin schools.

October 29, 2013 | Zsolt Bobis
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Fact Sheet

Discrimination in German Schools

A summary of key facts that point to a structural problem with discrimination against children of migrant families in Gemany's schools

November, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-german-schools-10272013.pdf
Report

Standing Up for Equality in Germany’s Schools

Why do children of “migration background” often perform significantly worse at school than their native German counterparts? The problem is discrimination.

October 2013
First page of PDF with filename: standing-up-for-equality-germany-schools-english-20131024.pdf
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New European Campaign Seeks Action on Ending Statelessness Grantee Spotlight

The European Network on Statelessness, launched in June last year, has just launched a year-long campaign seeking to improve protection for stateless persons in Europe.

October 16, 2013 | Chris Nash
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