MINELRES: Justice Initiative: "Holes in the Rights Framework" Examines Citizenship and Human Rights

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"Holes in the Rights Framework" Examines Citizenship and Human Rights

In an article published in the Fall 2006 issue of the Carnegie Councilís
Ethics & International Affairs, Open Society Justice Initiative
Executive Director James A. Goldston looks at the "importance of
citizenship in making effective the promise of fundamental human rights
protection." Noting that approximately 175 million people worldwide are
not citizens of the countries in which they live, Goldston examines
arbitrary denial of citizenship and discrimination against noncitizens,
and the role that international human rights law can play in improving
their situation. To read the complete article, go to:
http://www.justiceinitiative.org/db/resource2?res_id=103564.

Contact: David Berry: +1 (212) 548-0385 (New York)

The URL for this page is:
http://www.justiceinitiative.org/db/resource2?res_id=103564 

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The Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of the Open
Society Institute , pursues law reform activities grounded in the
protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal
capacity for open societies worldwide. The Justice Initiative combines
litigation, legal advocacy, technical assistance, and the dissemination
of knowledge to secure advances in the following priority areas:
national criminal justice, international justice, freedom of information
and expression, and equality and citizenship. Its offices are in Abuja,
Budapest, and New York. 

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