Topic: Discrimination and Equality


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
Press release

Dominican Republic’s New Naturalization Law Falls Short

A new citizenship law in the Dominican Republic fails to fully remedy the consequences of a ruling by the country’s Constitutional Tribunal on the legal status of Dominicans of Haitian descent.

May 29, 2014
Press release

French Public Sees Ethnic Profiling in Police Stops

Almost two thirds of those interviewed in a new opinion survey believe the identity checks by French police and gendarmerie involve ethnic profiling.

May 08, 2014

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
Press release

Challenge to Racially Biased Police Stops Filed in Spain

A Spanish legal resident has filed a complaint before Spain’s Ministry of Interior alleging he was racially profiled by Spain’s National Police.

April 07, 2014
Press release

UK Must Heed Warnings over Statelessness Measure

A government proposal would allow British citizens to be made stateless, undermining an important principle of international law.

April 04, 2014

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

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

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
Press release

French Courts Reject Constitutional Challenge to Discriminatory Police Stops

The French courts have turned down a constitutional challenge to police stops that have led to young men of African and Arab origin being singled out just because of the way they look.

December 26, 2013

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

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

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
First page of PDF with filename: equality-under-pressure-the-impact-of-ethnic-profiling-netherlands-20131128_1.pdf
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

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

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
A woman standing.
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

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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