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Case Watch: Lithuanian Farmers Argue that a Blockade Is Not a Riot

A European court case involving a peaceful, but disruptive, demonstration by angry Lithuanian farmers has implications for the right to protest across Europe.

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Case Digests: ECHR Decisions on Demonstrations, Riots and Protests

This Case Digest collects summaries of ten cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights relating to demonstrations, riots, and protests from January 2013 to October 2014.

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Judicial Independence Under Threat in Guatemala

Recent events have shown that Guatemala’s justice system is still subject to powerful political and economic interests.

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Can a Think Tank Help Expose a Captured State?

Twenty years after Central and Eastern Europe began its transitions to democracy, small elites seem to amass more and more wealth and power. What can think tanks do to stop this?

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Justice in Guatemala: New Efforts, Continuing Threats

Almost 20 years after the end of Guatemala’s bitter civil war, victims of human rights atrocities are still waiting for offenders to be brought to justice. Their quest is now at a critical crossroads.

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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.