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Unequal Assistance: How Criminal Legal Aid Varies across the European Union

April 27, 2015 | by Zaza Namoradze, Marion Isobel

As the European Union begins to debate setting minimum standards for the provision of criminal legal aid, the Open Society Justice Initiative has taken a look at what currently happens in 9 different EU countries.

Grantee Spotlight

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | by Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

Diverse Communities Embrace Multiculturalism with Surprising Ease

April 21, 2015 | by Harris Beider

A new Open Society report dispels the idea that multiculturalism is an unpopular phenomenon thrust upon a reluctant public.

Punish the Sex Worker or the Client? You’re Asking the Wrong Question

April 14, 2015 | by Sebastian Kohn

Across the world, the political left and right have inspired new populist support to end the demand for sex work through criminalization. This threatens the rights, health, safety, and wishes of sex workers.

How a White Working Class Community in Berlin Embraced Its New Immigrants

April 10, 2015 | by Andreas Hieronymus, Dušan Ugrina

The Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf is a case study in how supposedly racist enclaves don’t always live up to their stereotype.

Grantee Spotlight

Making Roma Rights Real in Ireland

April 9, 2015 | by Bethany Wynne-Morgan

By improving Roma relations with the police and fighting ethnic profiling, advocates are helping to dismantle the structural biases that hold Roma back.

Grantee Spotlight

Could This Media Outlet Change the Way Russians View the News?

April 9, 2015 | by Gregory Shvedov

At the independent media outlet Caucasian Knot, a small team of journalists is doing something almost unheard of in Russia: reporting the news without self-censorship.

Roma Leadership for the 21st Century

April 8, 2015 | by Mensur Haliti

From doctors to journalists to public intellectuals, the number of Roma leaders has been growing steadily. Here’s how to sustain the trend.

Grantee Spotlight

A New Film Teaches Youth How to Deal with Stop-and-Search

April 3, 2015 | by Maryanne Olson

Taking know-your-rights into real-life street situations, a film called Y-Stop seeks to educate London youth on how to navigate an encounter with the police.

Why We Are Setting Up a European Roma Institute

March 27, 2015 | by George Soros, Thorbjørn Jagland

The value of building up the confidence of the Roma should not be underestimated.

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