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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

At the UN, New Voices Call for an End to the Drug War

April 18, 2014 by Karolina Walecik

More governments around the world are pushing for drug policies that respect human rights, promote public health, and reduce crime.

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 2

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.

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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