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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt
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Can a New Book Help France Embrace Its Multicultural Side?

December 19, 2014 | by Marc Cheb Sun

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New Document Throws More Light on Mexico’s San Fernando Killings

December 22, 2014

A newly released document from the investigation into the 2010–11 massacres of migrants in San Fernando paints a picture of official connections to organized crime.

Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

The Open Society Foundations are investing $2.9 million to support community groups working to promote law enforcement accountability and help build a national database on police behavior.

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Can a New Book Help France Embrace Its Multicultural Side?

December 19, 2014

In a country that values assimilation, D’Ailleurs et d’ici! is a rare celebration of the many ethnic and racial groups that contribute to France’s diversity.

Justice, Development Planning, and the Role of Regular People

December 18, 2014 | by Peter Chapman

The move toward including justice in the UN’s post-2015 development agenda highlights the fundamental role of civil society—and regular people—in securing sustainable development.

A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia

December 17, 2014

In a ruling that could have implications throughout Africa, Namibia’s highest court ruled that public hospitals violated the rights of five women by sterilizing them without their informed consent.

Case Watch: A Step Forward in Colombia’s Struggle for Truth

December 17, 2014 | by Juliana Vengoechea

An Inter-American Court decision addresses abuses committed by the military in the aftermath of a bloody siege at Colombia’s main court building in 1985.

Access to Justice Should Be a Development Priority

December 17, 2014

Indonesia should support the inclusion of justice targets in the new set of development goals being negotiated at the UN.

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014

The law criminalizes any mention of “nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Mexican Transparency Law: A Chance to Strengthen Accountability

December 15, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Strengthening public access to information in Mexico should support true democratic oversight of police, investigative, and prosecutorial authorities.

The UK Debate on Europe’s Human Rights Court: An Update

December 12, 2014

The outcome of the British debate over the European Court of Human Rights will have an impact on rights in the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world.

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