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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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Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union

The real crisis around migration is in Europe’s poor response to irregular migrants and asylum seekers, including the EU’s ability to keep people safe and secure.

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Which Steps Towards European Policies Against Anti-Gypsyism?

The Open Society Foundations, the German Federal Foreign Office, and the European Commission host a seminar encouraging policymakers to step up efforts combating prejudice against Roma communities.

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A Victory in France in the Struggle against Racial Bias in Policing

A ruling from France’s top civil court affirmed that the police are subject to antidiscrimination laws, and set the stage for a change in policing practices.

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The Power of Ideas to Fight Racism and Xenophobia

It is time to double down on support for a new generation of leaders of color.

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Congress Has a Chance to Restore—and Strengthen—the Voting Rights Act

Since it was gutted by the Supreme Court, evidence of voting discrimination has emerged. Two bills before congress could fix that.

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Let’s Reduce, Not Reform, Policing in America

It’s time to imagine how we can shrink the size and scope of police forces, reduce the number of gadgets at cops’ disposal, and constrain law enforcement’s ability to ensnare us.

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Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York

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