Topic: Discrimination and Equality

Fact Sheet

Regulating Police Stop and Search: An Evaluation of the Northamptonshire Police: Reasonable Grounds Panel—Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines how unique initiative between police and community members in Northamptonshire, UK has resulted in a more lawful and effective use of stop and search.

November 2019
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Report

Regulating Police Stop and Search: An Evaluation of the Northamptonshire Police Reasonable Grounds Panel

This report outlines how a unique initiative between police and community members in Northamptonshire, UK has resulted in a more lawful and effective use of stop and search.

November 2019
First page of PDF with filename: regulating-police-stop-and-search-20191106.pdf
Report

Unmaking Americans: Insecure Citizenship in the United States

This report argues that three techniques are currently being used by the U.S. government to attack the identity and sense of belonging of U.S. citizens.

September 2019
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Fact Sheet

Unmaking Americans: Insecure Citizenship in the United States—Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines how existing gaps in citizenship protections increase the vulnerability of citizens because of their race, national origin, religion, political opinion or a combination of factors.

September 2019
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Report

Human Rights in the Context of Automatic Naturalization in Crimea

This report examines the implications for the population of the Crimean peninsula of the imposition of Russian citizenship that followed Russia’s seizure of the territory from Ukraine in 2014.

June 2018
First page of PDF with filename: report-osji-crimea-20180601.pdf
Fact Sheet

Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States

This fact sheet maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.

April 2018
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Report

Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States

This report maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.

April 2018
First page of PDF with filename: restrictions-on-muslim-womens-dress-in-28-eu-member-states-20180709.pdf
Briefing Paper

Case Digests: International Standards on Ethnic Profiling: Standards and Decisions from the European System

A review of European legal standards, including jurisprudence and commentaries, which address ethnic profiling.

November 2013
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Report

Born in the Americas: The Promise and Practice of Nationality Laws in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia

This examination of citizenship regimes in Brazil, Chile and Colombia finds weaknesses that create the risk of statelessness.

March 2017
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Report

Strategic Litigation Impacts: Equal Access to Quality Education

This comparative study, based on research in Brazil, India, and South Africa, assesses how the power of the litigation is being harnessed in the pursuit of adequate basic education for all.

March 22, 2017
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Briefing Paper

Headscarves and Discrimination before the Court of Justice of the European Union

The EU's top court will rule on whether an employer can refuse to allow a Muslim woman to wear a headscarf at her place of work.

March 2017
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Briefing Paper

Employer’s Bar on Religious Clothing and European Union Discrimination Law

The Open Society Justice Initiative calls on the Court of Justice of the European Union to rule that equality law is violated when an employer on the grounds of “neutrality”—bans its staff from wearing any religious clothing.

July 2016
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Report

Strategic Litigation Impacts: Roma School Desegregation

This study examines the role of strategic litigation in efforts to end discrimination against Roma school children in Greece, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

March 2016 | Adriána Zimová
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Report

Fair and Effective Police Stops

This report provides a roadmap for combating ethnic profiling in police work, drawing on reform efforts by five police departments in Spain.

February 2016
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Fact Sheet

Deportation and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic: Unanswered Questions

Despite assurances from the government over threatened deportations, the position of tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian Descent remains uncertain.

July 2015
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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
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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
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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
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Report

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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Publication

Equality Under Pressure: A Portrait Series

What does it mean to be targeted by police because of the color of your skin? And what impact does it have? Seven young men and two police officers told us about their experiences with ethnic profiling in the Netherlands.

November 2013
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