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Open Society Voices

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski

Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

August 13, 2014 | by Rupert Skilbeck

West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

August 13, 2014 | by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri | 2 comments

Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.

Litigation

UN Human Rights Committee
Status: Active

A survivor of the May 2005 massacre in Andijan, Uzbekistan, accuses the Uzbek authorities of subjecting him to torture and illegal detention in 2003 and 2004.

European Court of Human Rights
Status: Closed

The Open Society Justice Initiative is calling for an investigation into the role Polish authorities played in this extraordinary rendition case.