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Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone
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To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

November 20, 2014

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Struggles with Pham Statelessness Conundrum

November 19, 2014 | by Simon Cox

Details emerged during a UK Supreme Court hearing of secret British discussions with Vietnam, aimed at securing the deportation of a Vietnamese-born an alleged al-Qaida associate, who had been stripped of UK citizenship.

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Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy

November 18, 2014

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.

Moving the Needle on Drug Policy in Asia

November 18, 2014

Asia boasts some of the harshest laws in the world; however, there are regional pioneers that are charting new courses on drug policy.

What a List Won’t Tell You About Denmark’s Working Class Communities

November 18, 2014

Trigeparken—a public housing estate just outside Aarhus city in Denmark—is on the Danish list of “ghettos.” But this labelling only enhances stigma and does not do justice to its citizens.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Addresses “B2” Statelessness Challenge

November 16, 2014 | by Simon Cox

The case of Pham Minh Quang before the UK Supreme Court raises fundamental questions about the obligations of governments under the 1954 convention on eliminating statelessness.

Grantee Spotlight

Youths in Greece Stand Up for the Right to Citizenship

November 14, 2014

There are up to two hundred thousand youths born and raised in Greece who do not have the right to Greek citizenship. Activist group Generation 2.0 is working to change this.

Dominican Republic “Rage Quits” on Human Rights

November 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

After being found in breach of its treaty commitments, the Dominican Republic has decided to walk away from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Grantee Spotlight

Judgment in Hungary: An Attack on Roma, and a Search for Justice

November 13, 2014

The documentary Judgment in Hungary depicts the trial of four Hungarians accused of killing six Roma, including a five-year-old, and injuring five others.

Judicial Independence Under Threat in Guatemala

November 11, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Recent events have shown that Guatemala’s justice system is still subject to powerful political and economic interests.

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