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From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

Fears that decentralization will serve big business and separatists in the east mean some in Ukraine want to stall the process. This would be wrong.

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European Commission’s New Leadership Creates Momentum for Fundamental Rights

The European Commission’s first vice-president has the political power and momentum to protect fundamental rights in the EU. Will he do so?

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Erosion of Media Freedom in the Balkans: Shadows of the Nineties  

Milka Tadic Mijovic sheds some light on the current situation of media and journalists in her home country of Montenegro and in the region more broadly.

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Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice

UN member states are launching negotiations on global development goals for 2015-30. It is time to include targets for justice.

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Triumphs of Dalit People Against Discrimination: An Insider View  

Martin Macwan of Navsarjan Trust speaks about educational, socioeconomic, and legal interventions that have enabled Dalit people (previously known as “untouchables”) to triumph against severe discrimination in India.