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Burundi: New Land Law Raises Controversy

(Jan. 27, 2014) Burundi recently issued a decree on the structure of the National Commission on Land and Other Assets (CNTB), increasing its authority; the move has been criticized by members of one political party and by outside organizations. Those opposing it have said it is unconstitutional and in violation of the 2000 Arusha Accord […]

Sweden: Country Police’s Roma Database Deemed Illegal

(Nov. 19, 2013) The Swedish Commission on Security and Integrity Protection (ISN) has found the compilation of a digital database of individuals with Roma background to be illegal. (Press Release, ISN, Nämnden kritiserar polismyndigheten i Skånes behandling av personuppgifter i uppgiftssamlingen “Kringresande” [Commission Criticizes the Skåne County Police for Its Use of Personal Information in […]

Israel: Commemoration of the Ethiopian Jewish Heritage

(Apr. 23, 2012) On March 21, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Center of Ethiopian Jewish Heritage Law, 5762-2012 (the Law). According to the Law, the Center will include a research institute as well as an archive. The Center will collect and document research activities on Ethiopian Jewish Heritage, among other activities. It will […]