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End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens
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How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV

July 18, 2014 | by Sanjay Patil
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A People’s Court, Live and On the Air in Nigeria

June 10, 2014 | by Udo Jude Ilo
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What Difference Can a Soros Justice Fellow Make?

July 20, 2014 | by Adam Culbreath
The U.S. criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. But what can one person do? Take a look at a few outstanding individuals who are advancing a fairer, more sensible justice system.

“A Decision that Seems Like an Attack on My Religion”

July 17, 2014 | by Heena Khaled
For one British Muslim woman, the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to uphold France’s ban on full-face veils is deeply painful.

France’s Veil Ban: Getting It Wrong on Living Together

July 15, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy
A simple exchange on a London street shows the error of a European court ruling upholding France’s ban on the wearing of full-face veils.

A Flood Lays Bare Inequality in Bulgaria

July 14, 2014 | by Violeta Naydenova
For the district hardest hit by the June flooding in Bulgaria, the disaster also dramatically exposed the longstanding inequality and segregation of Roma residents.

To Strengthen the ICC, Look to Its Member States

July 14, 2014 | by Carolyn O’Neil
July 17 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. Carlos Castresana, the noted Spanish jurist, outlines some ideas for change.

Moving Forwards a Global Vision for Legal Aid

July 11, 2014 | by Marina Ilminska, Zaza Namoradze
The UN has recognized the vital role legal aid plays in delivering access to justice for all. Now it needs to monitor implementation of its Principles and Guidelines.

Case Watch: A Tale of Two European Courts

July 7, 2014 | by Cristina Marian
Denied access to the Court of Justice of the European Union, a Tunisian migrant worker took his case against Italy to the European Court of Human Rights.

Choosing the Next Advocate for Freedom of Expression in Latin America

July 3, 2014 | by Liliana Gamboa, Shahrzad Noorbaloochi
A survey of the views of candidates for the post of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights seeks to make a vital process more open to those it most affects.

Case Watch: ECHR Says “Living Together” Justifies Ban on Full-Face Veils

July 1, 2014 | by Maxim Ferschtman, Jonathan Birchall
The court accepted that the ban was allowed to ensure the concept of “living together,” a concept criticized in a dissenting opinion as seeming “far-fetched and vague.”

Young People, Race and the Police: Finding the Remix

June 24, 2014 | by Rachel Neild
Young people from 14 cities around the world are meeting to share ideas and experiences in the struggle to end discriminatory policing.

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