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How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
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The Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas
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Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

July 28, 2015 | by Violeta Naydenova

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015 | by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte

Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.

The Failed U.S. Transparency Law That’s Killing Angola’s Economy

July 21, 2015 | by Elias Isaac

Little has changed in the five years since the Dodd-Frank financial reform law was passed to stop elites in faraway countries from looting public treasuries.

The Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015 | by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas

The lack of government accountability is a major factor in Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. A homegrown alliance of civil society groups is stepping in to change this.

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 | by Sarah Pray

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

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How Newark Held Its Police Accountable

July 10, 2015 | by Udi Ofer

Until recently, police in New Jersey’s largest city engaged in widespread civil rights violations. Today they answer to one of America's strongest civilian review boards.

Why the Failure of Greece Is a European Problem

July 10, 2015 | by Antonia Zafeiri, Manos Moschopoulos

A Greek exit from the euro may be weathered by global financial markets, but it would go against the very principles the European Union was founded upon.

Can the Poor Survive in Oil-Rich Uganda?

July 9, 2015 | by Richard Mugisha

The discovery of massive oil reserves in Uganda has touched off a battle for land and resources, with the rights of the poor hanging in the balance.

Bolivia’s Smarter Approach to Controlling Coca Production

July 7, 2015 | by Diego Garcia-Devis

By shifting from forced eradication to community-based enforcement, Bolivia is regulating the production of coca leaves while respecting farmers’ rights.

The Supreme Court Rules for “We the People”

July 7, 2015 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

A judgment on redistricting affirms that citizens should pick their representatives, not the other way around.

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