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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

A government accountable to its citizens is one of the cornerstones of an open society—helping to ensure fairness, economic equality, and civic participation. The Open Society Foundations work with governments and businesses to advance transparency, rule of law, and good governance around the world.

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Open Society Voices

In Leviathan, a World Governed by Unwritten Rules

February 23, 2015 by Goran Buldioski

Critics see the Oscar-nominated film as a cautionary tale of corruption, but the forces depicted in Leviathan are far more insidious.

In Hundreds of Photos and Videos, Maidan’s Atrocities Take Shape

February 20, 2015 by Roman Romanov 1

A trove of evidence has emerged detailing the crimes committed against Ukraine’s protesters one year ago. Now the International Criminal Court must act.

Ukraine’s Grassroots Movement of Job Finders

February 20, 2015 by Iryna Koval 2

When the HR department of a Kyiv company was fired for protesting, they joined the movement full-time and started doing what they do best: finding people jobs.

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The former attorney general of Guatemala and the Guatemalan ambassador to the United Nations discuss whether it is possible today to change Guatemala’s culture of impunity.

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