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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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On the Front Lines of Environmental Justice

Open Society Fellow Chitrangada Choudhury and ActionAid USA senior policy analyst Brandon Wu locate demands for environmental justice on the international policy agenda and within the realities of rural India.

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Fair and Effective Police Stops

This report provides a roadmap for combating ethnic profiling in police work, drawing on reform efforts by five police departments in Spain.

Voices
Slovenia Built a “Corridor” to Move Refugees Straight Through the Country

Inside the legally questionable system that funnels migrants through Slovenia as if they were never there.

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The Environmental Racism Flowing in Flint

A step to preventing crises like the one in Flint is to promote democratic accountability and ensure that minority communities are not disenfranchised and stripped of their voices.

Voices
Two Milestones Put Romani Cultural Discourse in the Hands of Roma Themselves  

For too long, Romani studies have been dictated by non-Roma “experts.” In 2015, a pair of breakthrough achievements shifted that paradigm dramatically.

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Long Skeptical of Foreigners, Slovenia Struggles to Navigate the Refugee Crisis

In a country where excluding outsiders is part of the national identity, an influx of refugees is testing hearts and minds.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative

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17

Open Society Fellow Chitrangada Choudhury and ActionAid USA senior policy analyst Brandon Wu locate demands for environmental justice on the international policy agenda and within the realities of rural India.