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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

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Open Society Voices

Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

The Open Society Foundations are investing $2.9 million to support community groups working to promote law enforcement accountability and help build a national database on police behavior.

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 by Syinat Sultanalieva

The law criminalizes any mention of "nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Moldova’s Vote to Embrace Europe Puts the EU in the Hot Seat

December 16, 2014 by Victor Chirila 1

Now that Moldovans have voted pro-European parties into power, the EU must live up to the country’s expectations—while staying one step ahead of Russia.

Open Society People

Jordi Vaquer
Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Director
U.S. Programs
Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center