November 13, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
Romani children are continuing to be placed in special needs schools by Czech authorities, despite a European Court of Human Rights decision, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. The case was decided over seven years ago, and involved a group of primary-school Roma children who were ...[read more]
August 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The UN human rights office on Monday said that the Tanzanian government's system of placing children with albinism in government care centers does not provide this vulnerable group with adequate protection from those who target albinos due to erroneous beliefs and superstitions. The widespread ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Winter of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project discusses the recent desegregation of HIV positive inmates in Alabama prisons...Plaintiffs representing a class of all current and future HIV-positive prisoners in the custody of the Alabama ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US District Judge Myron Thompson approved a settlement Monday that will end segregation of HIV-positive inmates in Alabama prisons. The settlement came as a result of a 2012 decision by Thompson, who found that separating HIV-positive inmates from other inmates was discriminatory and lacked a ...[read more]
September 5, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) on Wednesday announced an end to its policy of segregating HIV-positive inmates at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. As of August 1, eight HIV-positive female inmates were transferred to the general prison population, with similar changes to the male ...[read more]
July 11, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) ended its policy of separating prisoners infected with HIV from the general population on Wednesday, making South Carolina the final US state to do so. The SCDC abolished the policy in an effort to revamp medical services and in consideration of ...[read more]
May 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A group of UN independent experts on Friday urged South Asian countries to strengthen legislation to prevent caste-based discrimination. In South Asia, those members of society who are of low caste are referred to as "Dalits" or "untouchables." The UN experts noted that Dalits endure " ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Addison Morris
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Hungary violated the European Convention on Human Rights by discriminating against Roma children and wrongly placing them in remedial schools. Istvan Horvath and Andras Kiss, two Roma men from the town of Nyiregyhaza, filed their claim ...[read more]
December 21, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled Friday that Alabama's policy of segregating HIV-positive prisoners violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Alabama voters rejected Amendment 4 on Tuesday, which would have removed references to segregation and poll taxes from the state's Constitution, over concerns about language addressing the right to education. The amendment, rejected by a vote of 61 percent, proposed to "delete those remaining ' ...[read more]

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