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Justice and Growth Go Hand in Hand  

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

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How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life  

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.

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Stamping Out Violence to Make Room for Growth  

Brazil has achieved historic reductions in poverty. Now, the country has identified improved public safety as a way toward sustainable development.

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The Link Between Functioning Toilets and Justice  

In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.

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Stalin/Putin: Geopolitics, Power, Ideas  

Stephen Kotkin and Bill Keller discuss Stalin’s history and how its reading could shed light on the public and political life of Putin’s Russia.

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Kazakh Court Again Orders Police to Pay Torture Compensation

A court in Kazakhstan has again ordered local police to pay compensation to a torture victim, recognizing the country’s obligation to respond to the UN Committee Against Torture.