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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

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.

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski | 1 comment

Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

Case Watch: UK Appeals Court Disregards Evidence that Stop and Search is Discriminatory

February 18, 2014 | by Rebekah Delsol, Leah Wissow

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.