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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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The Confederate Flag and the Power of Racial Narrative

Symbols of racism galvanize those who would defend a defenseless past.

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Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

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Case Watch: European Court Urges Italy to Legally Recognize Same-Sex Relationships

The European Court of Human Rights has urged Italy to introduce a form of civil union or registered partnership to enable the legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

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Case Watch: Roma Ruling Advances Antidiscrimination Protections in the European Union

Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.

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A Moment of Reflection on the Anniversary of the London Bombings

A new collection of short articles takes stock of how far the UK has come—and how little has changed—since the terrorist attacks that killed 52 people.

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Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence on the Gaza Conflict  

A group of veterans who fought in the Palestinian Territories are testifying about what they did with the goal of making Israeli society face up to its military’s actions.

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