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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

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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How to Fix Italy’s Migrant Reception Centers

July 8, 2015 | by Alberto Barbieri, Laura Deotti

Many of the centers that host Italy’s newly arrived migrants resemble overcrowded prisons rather than reception centers. Here’s how to fix them.

A Moment of Reflection on the Anniversary of the London Bombings

July 7, 2015 | by Mike Hardy, Serena Hussain

A new collection of short articles takes stock of how far the UK has come—and how little has changed—since the terrorist attacks that killed 52 people.

Want to Stop Police Violence? Establish an Independent Investigative Institution.

June 26, 2015 | by Katalin Szarvas, Erin Neff

Civil society is attempting to take police accountability into their own hands by demanding independent investigative institutions.

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