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Skelton, Ann – Open Society Justice Initiative, 2017
Children's right to education is key to unlocking global human and economic development. The right is protected by multiple human rights norms and treaties, but inadequate state spending and discrimination prevent millions from going to school, while keeping others trapped in substandard schools without textbooks, adequately trained teachers,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Court Litigation
Open Society Justice Initiative, 2016
Since the London bombings of July 7, 2005, the threat of terrorist violence in the United Kingdom has not abated. In the face of increased public fears about homegrown terrorism, the UK government has responded with a counter-extremism strategy known as Prevent. From its inception in 2003, the scope of the Prevent strategy has repeatedly been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Terrorism, Violence
Zimová, Adriána – Open Society Justice Initiative, 2016
Using strategic litigation to effect social change can be stunningly effective, capable of breaking down longstanding injustices and opening new paths of human rights protection and enforcement. But strategic litigation can be complex, time-consuming, expensive, and risky. It may fail outright. Or it may succeed, but engender a powerful backlash…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Litigation, Educational Discrimination, Social Change
Open Society Justice Initiative, 2013
Why do children of "migration background"--whose families may have arrived in Germany as many as two generations ago but are still perceived as "foreigners"--often perform significantly worse at school than their native German counterparts? The problem is discrimination. This report gives a face and a voice to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Migrants, Social Discrimination
Open Society Justice Initiative, 2012
Roma children in the Czech Republic are funneled into so-called "practical schools"--dead-end institutions where they are taught a limited, low-level curriculum. The experience leaves students unqualified for all but the most basic jobs and traps generations in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness. In 1999, 18 children from the eastern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, At Risk Students