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How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
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Open Society Voices

Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

July 31, 2015 | by Delaine Le Bas, Tímea Junghaus

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

Grantee Spotlight

For Those Seeking Education Opportunities Overseas, a Link to the Outside World

July 30, 2015 | by Zoe Brogden

For students living in places with little access to information, figuring out how to study abroad can be daunting. A network of advising centers is changing that.

Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

July 28, 2015 | by Violeta Naydenova

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015 | by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte

Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.

Case Watch: European Court Urges Italy to Legally Recognize Same-Sex Relationships

July 22, 2015 | by Zsolt Bobis

The European Court of Human Rights has urged Italy to introduce a form of civil union or registered partnership to enable the legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Case Watch: Roma Ruling Advances Antidiscrimination Protections in the European Union

July 16, 2015 | by Zsuzsanna Nyitray, Simon Cox

Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.

Why the Failure of Greece Is a European Problem

July 10, 2015 | by Antonia Zafeiri, Manos Moschopoulos

A Greek exit from the euro may be weathered by global financial markets, but it would go against the very principles the European Union was founded upon.

Case Watch: European Court Pushes Poland to Speed up Wheels of Justice

July 9, 2015 | by Marion Isobel

A new ruling from the European Court of Human Rights, and a new Criminal Justice Code, should help Poland address the problem of excessively long legal proceedings.

A Death in Police Custody, an Outpouring of Anger in the Netherlands

July 8, 2015 | by Marc Krupanski

The death of 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez at the hands of Dutch police sparked four nights of violent rioting in the Hague, fueled by underlying tensions between the police and minority communities in the Netherlands.

Case Watch: Judicial Activism at the European Court of Human Rights

July 8, 2015 | by Casey Rubinoff

Over the last decade the Strasbourg court has become increasingly comfortable recommending and ordering the measures that governments need to take to address breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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