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Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015by Masha Lisitsyna
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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

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.

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.

Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015 | by Masha Lisitsyna

For those of us who work on the issue of torture, the challenge is to understand—and force courts to confront—the pain of others.

More Than a Decade after Kalashnikov, Russian Prisons Still Abysmal

June 24, 2015 | by Marina Van Riel

An avalanche of European Court judgments has condemned Russian prisons as inhuman and degrading, but conditions remain at odds with basic human rights standards guaranteed by the European Convention.

France Moves to Stop Treating Its Traveller Citizens Like Foreigners

June 24, 2015 | by Nara Ritz

A new law may end the internal passport system in France, the only country in the world to require its Traveller citizens to carry special papers.

Grantee Spotlight

Pushing Back Against Ethnic Profiling in the Netherlands

June 22, 2015 | by Jair Schalkwijk

A new short film aims to debunk the notion that profiling suspects based on ethnicity is effective policing.

Grantee Spotlight

Russia’s Disabled Citizens, Once Invisible, Find Their Voice

June 22, 2015 | by Denise Roza

Three decades ago it was rare to see a person with disabilities on the streets of Russia. Today, accessibility is growing—and an advocacy movement is taking shape.

Grantee Spotlight

Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support

June 10, 2015 | by Nazarii Boiarskyi

The achievement of the Equality March in Kyiv signals continued progress in Ukraine’s slowly thawing attitudes towards sexuality.

Once Riddled with Corruption, Slovakia Sets a New Standard for Transparency

June 2, 2015 | by Gabriel Sipos

Slovakia’s commitment to publishing corporate and government documents online has caught all of Europe’s attention—including the country’s old partner, the Czech Republic.

Grantee Spotlight

From a Refugee Camp to a Biophysics Lab

May 29, 2015 | by Laura Silber

Dr. Admir Mašić earned his PhD and became a successful research scientist. But two decades ago he wasn’t even allowed to enroll in school.

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