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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.