Topic: Discrimination and Racial Justice

Press release

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.

May 02, 2005
Press release

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.

April 18, 2005
Report

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.

April 1, 2005
First page of PDF with filename: southafrica_20050401.pdf
Voices

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.

March 02, 2005 | James Goldston
Voices

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...

February 27, 2005 | James Goldston
Press release

Historic Deliberations in Roma Rights Cases at Europe's Premier Human Rights Tribunal

This week, the European Court of Human Rights will hear arguments in two of the most important cases in its history concerning racial violence and discrimination against Roma, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.

February 22, 2005
Press release

Open Society Justice Initiative Convenes Experts Meeting On Ethnic Profiling By Police in Europe

A workshop convened by the Open Society Justice Initiative will examine police discrimination against minorities in five European countries and Russia.

January 27, 2005
Briefing Paper

Racial Discrimination in the Administration of Justice

A brief submitted by OSI's Open Society Justice Initiative to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination prior to the opening of its 65th session.

August 2, 2004
First page of PDF with filename: racial_justice.pdf
Report

Africa Citizenship and Discrimination Preparatory Meeting Issues Report

Activists from 11 African countries, with the support of the Open Society Justice Initiative, will launch a two-year review of citizenship laws and practice on the continent.

July 27, 2004
First page of PDF with filename: audit_20040727.pdf
Report

The Strasbourg Court's Finding of Race Discrimination in Nachova vs. Bulgaria: the Consequences for Spain

Remarks by James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, at a meeting organized by SOS Racismo and Amnesty International, Madrid, April 17, 2004.

April 17, 2004 | James Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: discrimination_20040417.pdf
Report

Racial Discrimination and the Rights of Noncitizens

The Open Society Justice Initiative submitted this comprehensive report on the global link between racial discrimination and the rights of noncitizens to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

February 1, 2004
First page of PDF with filename: noncitizens_20040201.pdf
Press release

EU Top Court to Review Denmark's “Racially Discriminatory” “Ghetto Package”

EU’s Court of Justice is set to review Denmark's "Ghetto Package," challenged for racial discrimination, on July 1. The case impacts thousands of displaced families and the ruling could influence anti-discrimination laws across Europe.

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