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How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
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The Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas
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Open Society Voices

Nigeria’s Bold Legislative Agenda for Pretrial Justice Reform

July 23, 2015 | by Stanley Ibe

A new law on the administration of justice in Nigeria offers an unprecedented opportunity to address fundamental problems with the pretrial process.

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 | by Sarah Pray

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

Grantee Spotlight

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

July 14, 2015 | by Primah Kwagala

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

Can the Poor Survive in Oil-Rich Uganda?

July 9, 2015 | by Richard Mugisha

The discovery of massive oil reserves in Uganda has touched off a battle for land and resources, with the rights of the poor hanging in the balance.

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.

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