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Inside Ferguson’s October Protests

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

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Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor

October 24, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after “Maria”

October 17, 2014

The story of Maria, a blonde Roma girl, made world news in 2013. A year later, what’s life like for Roma in Greece?

Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders Twice: A Guide for the Perplexed

October 17, 2014

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has begun a second trial on charges including genocide of two aged former Khmer Rouge senior leaders although both have already received life sentences for other crimes against humanity.

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month—leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

100 Years After Somalis Arrive in London, It’s High Time to Learn About Them

October 16, 2014

A new report aims to understand the views of British Somalis on identity, education, and political participation, among other issues driving public life.

Inside Ferguson’s October Protests

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

An organized protest in Ferguson inspires hope for achieving police accountability across the United States.

Case Watch: European Court Strengthens Anti-Torture Safeguards

October 7, 2014 | by Marion Isobel

A ruling on Spain’s use of incommunicado detention for terrorism suspects calls for safeguards to ensure that suspects are protected from the risk of torture.

European Commission’s New Leadership Creates Momentum for Fundamental Rights

October 6, 2014 | by Israel Butler

The European Commission’s first vice-president has the political power and momentum to protect fundamental rights in the EU. Will he do so?

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