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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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Locking Up Our Own: James Forman Jr. in Conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad

A lunchtime conversation about James Foreman Jr.'s acclaimed new book on race and criminal justice, which traces the zero-tolerance approach to crime and drugs back to some unlikely origins.

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Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights

A conversation launches an Open Society Justice Initiative report that draws on interviews with community members, litigators, and activists from Kenya, Malaysia, and Paraguay.

Voices
After the Earthquake, Nepal Can Build a Better Future for All

Listening to the voices of those most affected is vital for successful reconstruction after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Voices
Finding a Way Out of Legal Limbo in the Dominican Republic

Community-based paralegals are helping people of Haitian descent secure the legal identity documents that affirm their citizenship.

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Decarcerated: What Justice Looks Like

A live town hall event examining the experience of being incarcerated in America, and its impact on the criminal justice reform movement.

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Talking about Race—Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Black America: A Conversation with James Forman Jr.

Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman Jr. talks about his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

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27

A conversation launches an Open Society Justice Initiative report that draws on interviews with community members, litigators, and activists from Kenya, Malaysia, and Paraguay.

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