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Prejudice in Policing

How many times have you been stopped and searched by the police? In Europe, the answer to that question is too often determined by the color of your skin. And how does that feel? We all need to know.

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Police ethnic profiling involves singling out people for checks because of their race, ethnicity, or religion. Ethnic profiling is unfair and discriminatory. It is also an inefficient way of fighting crime. We are working with communities to document the problem and working with police to find solutions.

Ethnic Profiling in Europe

Open Society Voices

A Death in Police Custody, an Outpouring of Anger in the Netherlands

July 8, 2015 | by Marc Krupanski | 2 comments

The death of 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez at the hands of Dutch police sparked four nights of violent rioting in the Hague, fueled by underlying tensions between the police and minority communities in the Netherlands.

Pushing Back Against Ethnic Profiling in the Netherlands

June 22, 2015 | by Jair Schalkwijk | 4 comments

A new short film aims to debunk the notion that profiling suspects based on ethnicity is effective policing.

The Fight against Police Ethnic Profiling in France Returns to the Courts

February 23, 2015 | by Jonathan Birchall

A courtroom in Paris will this week see the latest stage in an ongoing legal challenge to what the French call “contrôle au faciès”—police stops that target individuals on the basis of the way they look.