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Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

January 23, 2015 | by Rokhaya Diallo

Why Selma Matters

January 16, 2015 | by Allison Brown

Open Society Voices

Mass Executions of Drug Offenders Won’t Help Indonesia

January 23, 2015

On January 18, six people convicted of drug crimes were put to death in Indonesia, perhaps signaling a brutal escalation of the country’s war against drugs.

How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life

January 22, 2015

A collaboration between government and civil society groups is making sure that every citizen of Nepal can access the documentation that grants them their basic rights.

Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

January 20, 2015

The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.

Kazakh Court Again Orders Police to Pay Torture Compensation

December 24, 2014 | by Alexandra Cherkasenko

A court in Kazakhstan has again ordered local police to pay compensation to a torture victim, recognizing the country’s obligation to respond to the UN Committee Against Torture.

Grantee Spotlight

Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics

December 22, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

Access to Justice Should Be a Development Priority

December 17, 2014

Indonesia should support the inclusion of justice targets in the new set of development goals being negotiated at the UN.

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014

The law criminalizes any mention of “nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Despite Cosmetic Reforms, Modern Slavery Is Alive and Well in Uzbekistan

December 5, 2014

The authorities claim they're cracking down on child labor, but in many ways, things have gotten even worse.

Before Embracing Europe, Ukrainians Must Embrace Each Other

December 1, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

A bottom-up approach can bring disparate parts of Ukraine closer together through the common vision of a European future.

Q&A

Advancing Open Society through Curriculum Reform in Kyrgyzstan

November 21, 2014 | by Hugh McLean

In the midst of the social and political changes happening in Kyrgyzstan, significant reform is also happening in the education system. A new curriculum framework has been approved that is built on open society values.

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