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We work internationally to develop effective and accountable justice systems. Nationally, we support and train lawyers and community paralegals, and seek to make justice accessible to all.

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Prison and Persecution in Turkmenistan

This discussion looks at the condition of human rights in Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most repressive and least transparent countries.

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Amid ongoing conflict, Ukraine’s civil society is working hard to enable reforms; support independent, accurate reporting; and help thousands of displaced people.

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Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive

Threatened by hostile neighbors and collapsing oil prices, the infamously oppressive kingdom is struggling to maintain its regional dominance.

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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.