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Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015by Masha Lisitsyna
flowers on portraits of Kalief Browder

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015by Francis Guzman
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When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015by Lynn M. Paltrow
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Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films

June 26, 2015 | by Stefano Liberti

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

African Court Orders Remedies and Damages in Case of Murdered Journalist

June 9, 2015 | by Chidi Odinkalu

Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 | by Peter Noorlander

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.

The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

May 27, 2015 | by Tamar Ezer

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Grantee Spotlight

Senegalese Rappers Set the News to a Beat, and Viewership Soars

May 22, 2015 | by Amanda Fortier

An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.

Case Watch: Time Limits Thwart Justice in East Africa

May 20, 2015 | by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.

Grantee Spotlight

October 3 Could Become an Official Day to Remember Fallen Migrants

May 13, 2015 | by Tareke Brhane

Over 20,000 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe over the last two decades. A day to honor their memories could be much more than symbolic.

Africa’s Rights Commission Targets Aribitrary Arrest and Detention

May 6, 2015 | by Stanley Ibe

New guidelines from the African Commission meant to improve arrest and detention practices should be greeted warmly—if also warily, since their success will depend on proper implementation by national governments.

Grantee Spotlight

A Legal Lifeline for Communities Threatened by Resource Development Projects

April 29, 2015 | by Marena Brinkhurst

Meet the volunteer legal experts ensuring that resource development doesn’t bulldoze people’s lives.

Grantee Spotlight

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | by Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

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