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A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia

December 17, 2014 | by Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

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A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia

December 17, 2014

In a ruling that could have implications throughout Africa, Namibia’s highest court ruled that public hospitals violated the rights of five women by sterilizing them without their informed consent.

The Lasting Campaign for Black Male Achievement

December 17, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman

Over six years after the Open Society Foundations launched the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the initiative is spinning off as an independent organization.

Case Watch: A Step Forward in Colombia’s Struggle for Truth

December 17, 2014 | by Juliana Vengoechea

An Inter-American Court decision addresses abuses committed by the military in the aftermath of a bloody siege at Colombia’s main court building in 1985.

Access to Justice Should Be a Development Priority

December 17, 2014

Indonesia should support the inclusion of justice targets in the new set of development goals being negotiated at the UN.

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014

The law criminalizes any mention of "nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Moldova’s Vote to Embrace Europe Puts the EU in the Hot Seat

December 16, 2014

Now that Moldovans have voted pro-European parties into power, the EU must live up to the country’s expectations—while staying one step ahead of Russia.

Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda

December 15, 2014 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.

Mexican Transparency Law: A Chance to Strengthen Accountability

December 15, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Strengthening public access to information in Mexico should support true democratic oversight of police, investigative, and prosecutorial authorities.

The UK Debate on Europe’s Human Rights Court: An Update

December 12, 2014

The outcome of the British debate over the European Court of Human Rights will have an impact on rights in the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world.

Armenia’s Pro-Russia Stance Has a Cost for Women’s Rights

December 12, 2014

Domestic violence and sex-selective abortion are rife in Armenia, and efforts to solve these problems are often branded as a threat to the country’s ancestral heritage.

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