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Why Your Voting Rights Matter More Than Ever

September 23, 2014 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

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Clearing a Path to Justice in Nigeria

September 29, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
In Nigeria, nearly 70 percent of prisoners have not been convicted; detainees spend an average of over three years awaiting trial. A photographer investigates this vast waste of human life.

Mexico’s Federal Prosecutor Must End Secrecy over San Fernando Massacres

September 25, 2014 | by Jesse Franzblau, Emi MacLean
Under Mexico’s new information laws, the federal prosecutors are not allowed to keep files on human rights abuses secret.

Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice

September 23, 2014 | by James Goldston
UN member states are launching negotiations on global development goals for 2015-30. It is time to include targets for justice.

Migrant Destitution Is Not the Answer to the Welfare Question

September 23, 2014 | by Jonathan Price
A new study shows what increasingly restrictive welfare systems are doing to migrant children and their families in two European cities.

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.

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