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For Students in the Balkans, an Education in Corruption

March 19, 2015 | by Dona Kosturanova
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Looking Differently at Disability and Decision Making

March 26, 2015 | by Tirza Leibowitz

Many people with disabilities are not allowed to make the most basic decisions about how to lead their own lives. “Supported decision making” can change this.

Stop Prosecuting Children as Adults

March 26, 2015 | by Luisa Taveras

Approximately 200,000 American youth are tried and incarcerated as adults every year, making the United States the world’s leading jailer of kids.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Backs Government Rejection of Statelessness Claim

March 25, 2015 | by Simon Cox

The UK Supreme Court ruled that stripping British nationality from a naturalized citizen accused of terrorism did not make him stateless, even when his country of birth repudiated the claim.

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How California Is Reducing Its Prison Population

March 24, 2015 | by Leonard Noisette

Lenore Anderson of Californians for Safety and Justice reflects on Prop 47 and the hard work still ahead.

Europeans Urge United States to Allow Edward Snowden a Public Interest Defense

March 19, 2015 | by Sandra Coliver

European parliamentarians have formally urged the United States to allow Edward Snowden to return home without fear of facing a criminal prosecution that would exclude the possibility of a public interest defense.

Grantee Spotlight

The Tangled Web of Discrimination Faced by Muslim Women

March 19, 2015 | by Julie Pascoet

Research shows that Muslim women bear the brunt of Islamophobia, and often get the cold shoulder from feminists as well.

Grantee Spotlight

How Paralegals Delivered Access to Justice in the Jails of Sierra Leone

March 17, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska, Zaza Namoradze

Timap for Justice sent community-based paralegals into police stations in Sierra Leone. The result? Around half the people they helped were released on bail; more than a quarter saw charges dropped altogether.

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Amid Economic Turmoil, Athens Builds a Space for Civic Solidarity

March 16, 2015 | by Antonia Zafeiri

A new Solidarity Center in the Greek capital aims to bring together in common cause anyone and everyone affected by the crisis.

Case Watch: EU Court’s Legal Adviser Assesses Roma Discrimination Case

March 13, 2015 | by Simon Cox

The Advocate-General at the Court of Justice of the European Union examined how the EU law ban on discrimination on racial or ethnic grounds affects service provision disadvantaging a whole district.

The Selma March and the Challenges Ahead

March 13, 2015 | by Allison Brown

The Selma march showed us how far we’ve come—and how much further we have to go.

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