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Unequal Assistance: How Criminal Legal Aid Varies across the European Union

April 27, 2015 | by Zaza Namoradze, Marion Isobel

As the European Union begins to debate setting minimum standards for the provision of criminal legal aid, the Open Society Justice Initiative has taken a look at what currently happens in 9 different EU countries.

Grantee Spotlight

Meet the New Disability Rights Defenders

April 23, 2015 | by Leon Mar

Open Society’s Disability Rights Scholarship Program is cultivating a new generation of lawyers and advocates who can fight for disability rights for years to come.

Diverse Communities Embrace Multiculturalism with Surprising Ease

April 21, 2015 | by Harris Beider

A new Open Society report dispels the idea that multiculturalism is an unpopular phenomenon thrust upon a reluctant public.

An Innovative Drug Policy That Works

April 20, 2015 | by Jamie Wood

A program that sends people convicted of low-level drug and sex work crimes to community-based services instead of jail is off to a good start in Seattle.

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Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 | by Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

New UN Standards on Prisoners Will Strengthen Pretrial Justice

April 13, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska

The members of the UN are moving to update global minimum standards on how prisoners should be treated, to take account of how the world has changed in the sixty years since they were first agreed.

The Human Cost of Secret U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

April 13, 2015 | by Amrit Singh, Jonathan Horowitz

Courageous on-the-ground researchers give the world a look at the reality of a counterterrorism strategy that some in the U.S. government would argue is a model program.

From the Front Lines of Ferguson

April 10, 2015 | by Terrance Pitts
Listen to highlights from a recent conversation among Open Society grantees immersed in the struggle for justice in Ferguson.

How a White Working Class Community in Berlin Embraced Its New Immigrants

April 10, 2015 | by Andreas Hieronymus, Dušan Ugrina

The Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf is a case study in how supposedly racist enclaves don’t always live up to their stereotype.

Grantee Spotlight

Making Roma Rights Real in Ireland

April 9, 2015 | by Bethany Wynne-Morgan

By improving Roma relations with the police and fighting ethnic profiling, advocates are helping to dismantle the structural biases that hold Roma back.

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