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Rights & Justice

Rights & Justice

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.

Open Society Voices

Remembering Peter Bell

April 15, 2014 by Chris Stone

Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.

When Italians Were the Ones Being Called “Dirty Beggars”

April 10, 2014 by Zeljko Jovanovic

In Italy today, the Roma face a level of racism and bigotry that would have been familiar to Italian immigrants to the United States over a century ago.

Three Ways to Build Upon Roma Progress

April 8, 2014 by George Soros 6

The Roma have made progress, but there is much more to be done. These programs with a proven track record can improve on current conditions.

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
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs

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