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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

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From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after “Maria”

October 17, 2014

The story of Maria, a blonde Roma girl, made world news in 2013. A year later, what’s life like for Roma in Greece?

Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders Twice: A Guide for the Perplexed

October 17, 2014

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has begun a second trial on charges including genocide of two aged former Khmer Rouge senior leaders although both have already received life sentences for other crimes against humanity.

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month—leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

100 Years After Somalis Arrive in London, It’s High Time to Learn About Them

October 16, 2014

A new report aims to understand the views of British Somalis on identity, education, and political participation, among other issues driving public life.

Is Ferguson October the First Stop of a National Campaign?

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

An organized protest in Ferguson inspires hope for achieving police accountability across the United States.

Case Watch: European Court Strengthens Anti-Torture Safeguards

October 7, 2014 | by Marion Isobel

A ruling on Spain’s use of incommunicado detention for terrorism suspects calls for safeguards to ensure that suspects are protected from the risk of torture.

European Commission’s New Leadership Creates Momentum for Fundamental Rights

October 6, 2014 | by Israel Butler

The European Commission’s first vice-president has the political power and momentum to protect fundamental rights in the EU. Will he do so?

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On the Bride’s Side: A Conversation with Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande

October 2, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri

Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande discusses his documentary On the Bride’s Side, which details the journey from Milan to Stockholm made by five undocumented Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

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Clearing a Path to Justice in Nigeria

September 29, 2014

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.

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