The cop won’t be charged. But does the deceased’s family have any rights in the criminal justice system?
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Drug courts, presented as an alternative to incarceration, are themselves controversial and problematic. Do these mandatory, court-supervised drug treatment programs hold up to scrutiny?
A courtroom in Paris will this week see the latest stage in an ongoing legal challenge to what the French call “contrôle au faciès”—police stops that target individuals on the basis of the way they look.
A member of Latvia's pro-Russian community fails to persuade the ECHR that denial of citizenship violates his rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
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.
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.
The release of the Oscar-nominated film about the civil rights movement reminds us why the arts are so integral to our ongoing struggle for justice.