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Discrimination

Discrimination

The Open Society Foundations use advocacy and litigation to combat the marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities in Europe, taking on cases involving migrants, school segregation, violence against Roma, and policies that ban Muslims from wearing the hijab or building mosques.

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Recent work

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Is It Possible to Do Justice in Guatemala?

The former attorney general of Guatemala and the Guatemalan ambassador to the United Nations discuss whether it is possible today to change Guatemala’s culture of impunity.

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Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Backs Government Rejection of Statelessness Claim

The UK Supreme Court ruled that stripping British nationality from a naturalized citizen accused of terrorism did not make him stateless, even when his country of birth repudiated the claim.

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I Am Roma, I Am an Albanian Citizen

A group of Roma youth is changing the game for Albania’s Roma communities, raising their visibility and reframing their self-image.

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The Tangled Web of Discrimination Faced by Muslim Women

Research shows that Muslim women bear the brunt of Islamophobia, and often get the cold shoulder from feminists as well.

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Protecting Women and Families from the War on Drugs: UN Sessions

This panel will present research demonstrating how the drug war particularly harms women, and will explore leveraging upcoming UN convenings to better promote and protect the human rights of women and families.

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Case Watch: EU Court’s Legal Adviser Assesses Roma Discrimination Case

The Advocate-General at the Court of Justice of the European Union examined how the EU law ban on discrimination on racial or ethnic grounds affects service provision disadvantaging a whole district.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative

Upcoming Events

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The former attorney general of Guatemala and the Guatemalan ambassador to the United Nations discuss whether it is possible today to change Guatemala’s culture of impunity.