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

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

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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.

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.

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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In South Africa, a Lesson in Equality 40 Years in the Making

September 9, 2014 | by Hugh McLean
In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.

Investing in Roma-Led Change

September 8, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
To make a real difference, the leadership of Roma NGOs must be more open, democratic, and accountable to Roma communities.

No Summer Break: Repression in and around Russia Has Been Heating Up

September 8, 2014 | by Viorel Ursu
The large-scale crises we see around the world today began with the kind of arrests, censorship, and everyday repression happening in Russia and the surrounding region.

Juvenile Life Without Parole

August 29, 2014 | by Esi Mathis
Some 2,500 minors in the United States were thrown behind bars with no chance of release. A new documentary highlights their plight—and demands that society do better.

The Myth of the Spanish Model of Roma Inclusion

August 27, 2014 | by Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Anna Mirga
Spain is held up as a model of Roma inclusion in Europe. The real story isn’t so simple.

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