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Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Open Society Voices

Q&A

For Chechen Women, Modesty is the New Normal

September 19, 2014 | by Yukiko Yamagata
Photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Chechnya to explore what it means to come of age as a young woman living under an increasingly repressive regime.

Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
A new U.S. drug czar should put his office’s weight behind international drug policy reform now. Whether he will is an open question.

Success Starts in the Classroom for Somalis in Leicester

September 17, 2014 | by Jawaahir Daahir
Somali pupils in Leicester—host to one of the largest UK Somali communities—have demonstrated the biggest improvement in school attainment among many minorities. This is a testament to the city’s integration success story.

The Urgent Need to Confront Ebola

September 17, 2014 | by Chris Stone
It may take some time to turn the tide against Ebola, but the resilience and commitment of civil society remains strong.

Case Watch: European Human Rights Court “Accommodates” Wartime Detention Law

September 16, 2014 | by Jonathan Horowitz
In a ruling on the UK military’s detention of an Iraqi in 2003, the court further defines the relationship between human rights and the laws of war.
Q&A

Growing Pains in California’s Most Neglected Region

September 16, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Photographer Matt Black documents California’s Central Valley, one of the richest farming regions in the world, but also home to many of the poorest communities in the United States.
Grantee Spotlight

In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law

September 15, 2014 | by Sebastian Kohn
As a criminalized group, sex workers risk abuse form both clients and police alike. Now, sex workers in South Africa offer each other support and legal advice, empowering one another to realize their rights.

Justice Denied

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich
Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich
Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

Presumption of Guilt: 15 Arresting Facts about the Overuse of Pretrial Detention

September 12, 2014 | by Jonathan Birchall
There are an estimated 3.3 million people in jails around the world awaiting trial, or the finalization of a trial, at any one time—roughly a third of the world’s prison population. Many don’t need to be there.

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