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The Open Society Foundations advance human rights and justice around the world by advocating equality for minorities and women, supporting international war crimes tribunals, and helping institute national legal reforms to ensure freedom of information, promote sentencing alternatives, and protect the rights of criminal defendants.

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Open Society Voices

Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

January 23, 2015 by Rokhaya Diallo

The country that professes “liberty, equality, fraternity” is instead allowing fear and distrust to drive the current conversation following the tragic events at Charlie Hebdo.

Justice and Growth Go Hand in Hand

January 22, 2015 by George Soros 8

Access to justice not only ensures citizens can fully participate in their society—it’s also a key pillar of equitable development.

How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life

January 22, 2015 by Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula 1

A collaboration between government and civil society groups is making sure that every citizen of Nepal can access the documentation that grants them their basic rights.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York

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