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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

Looking Differently at Disability and Decision Making

March 26, 2015 by Tirza Leibowitz

Many people with disabilities are not allowed to make the most basic decisions about how to lead their own lives. “Supported decision making” can change this.

Stop Prosecuting Children as Adults

March 26, 2015 by Luisa Taveras

Approximately 200,000 American youth are tried and incarcerated as adults every year, making the United States the world’s leading jailer of kids.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Backs Government Rejection of Statelessness Claim

March 25, 2015 by Simon Cox

The UK Supreme Court ruled that stripping British nationality from a naturalized citizen accused of terrorism did not make him stateless, even when his country of birth repudiated the claim.

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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