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Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

January 23, 2015 | by Rokhaya Diallo

Why Selma Matters

January 16, 2015 | by Allison Brown

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Justice and Growth Go Hand in Hand

January 22, 2015 | by George Soros

Access to justice not only ensures citizens can fully participate in their society—it’s also a key pillar of equitable development.

How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life

January 22, 2015

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.

Stamping Out Violence to Make Room for Growth

January 22, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

Brazil has achieved historic reductions in poverty. Now, the country has identified improved public safety as a way toward sustainable development.

The Link Between Functioning Toilets and Justice

January 21, 2015

In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.

Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

January 20, 2015

The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.

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Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics

December 22, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

Fortifying Africa Against Instability Caused by Climate Change

December 22, 2014

As rising temperatures throw parts of the continent into chaos, an initiative aims to build resilience to the deadly conflicts catalyzed by a shifting climate.

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Parliament Debates Ending Holland’s Christmas Blackface Tradition

December 22, 2014 | by Eleanor Kelly

The Netherlands’ annual Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) display betrays the country’s progressive reputation. Last week, the European Parliament debated retiring it once and for all.

Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

The Open Society Foundations are investing $2.9 million to support community groups working to promote law enforcement accountability and help build a national database on police behavior.

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.

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