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Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

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Ireland Wakes Up to a Brave New World of Civil Marriage Equality

May 23, 2015 | by Peter Matjašič

Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.

The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

May 22, 2015 | by Lisa Haugaard

The Leahy Law requires the U.S. government to withhold aid from foreign security forces that commit heinous crimes. A new guide helps human rights groups leverage the rule.

Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015 | by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

A new report details the abuse, humiliation, and lack of medical care endured by people seeking drug treatment in Puerto Rico.

Case Watch: Time Limits Thwart Justice in East Africa

May 20, 2015 | by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.

Global Education Goals Shouldn’t Just Be a Numbers Game

May 20, 2015 | by Dierdre Williams

The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals must include education targets that can’t necessarily be quantified.

A Chance to Rewrite America’s Racial Narrative

May 13, 2015 | by Allison Brown

Too many police departments, educators, journalists, and health care providers default to a criminal caricature of blackness.

Grantee Spotlight

October 3 Could Become an Official Day to Remember Fallen Migrants

May 13, 2015 | by Tareke Brhane

Over 20,000 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe over the last two decades. A day to honor their memories could be much more than symbolic.

Ten Years after Uzbekistan’s Massacre, the Tragedy Continues to Unfold

May 12, 2015 | by Alisher Ilkhamov

In 2005, Uzbek security forces killed hundreds of demonstrators in the city of Andijan. The lingering effects of that tragedy should give pause to countries thinking about re-engaging the regime.

How Catalonia Became Spain’s Laboratory for Smarter Drug Policies

May 12, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

A new report examines how the autonomous region implemented a community-driven, public health approach to its heroin epidemic and created a new model for legal cannabis consumption.

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What Will the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent Mean for Europe?

May 11, 2015 | by Debora Guidetti, Anna Defour

Swedish scholar-activist Michael McEachrane talks about Europe’s ongoing racial problems, the global effort to fight them, and why reparations can work.

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