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Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone
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Open Society Voices

Case Watch: Lithuanian Farmers Argue that a Blockade is not a Riot

November 21, 2014

A European court case involving a peaceful, but disruptive, demonstration by angry Lithuanian farmers has implications for the right to protest across Europe.

To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

November 20, 2014

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Struggles with Pham Statelessness Conundrum

November 19, 2014 | by Simon Cox

Details emerged during a UK Supreme Court hearing of secret British discussions with Vietnam, aimed at securing the deportation of a Vietnamese-born an alleged al-Qaida associate, who had been stripped of UK citizenship.

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

What a List Won’t Tell You About Denmark’s Working Class Communities

November 18, 2014

Trigeparken—a public housing estate just outside Aarhus city in Denmark—is on the Danish list of “ghettos.” But this labelling only enhances stigma and does not do justice to its citizens.

First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | by Sarah Klaus

The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Addresses “B2” Statelessness Challenge

November 16, 2014 | by Simon Cox

The case of Pham Minh Quang before the UK Supreme Court raises fundamental questions about the obligations of governments under the 1954 convention on eliminating statelessness.

Grantee Spotlight

Youths in Greece Stand Up for the Right to Citizenship

November 14, 2014

There are up to two hundred thousand youths born and raised in Greece who do not have the right to Greek citizenship. Activist group Generation 2.0 is working to change this.

Grantee Spotlight

Judgment in Hungary: An Attack on Roma, and a Search for Justice

November 13, 2014

The documentary Judgment in Hungary depicts the trial of four Hungarians accused of killing six Roma, including a five-year-old, and injuring five others.

Greece’s Investment in Migration Control Yields No Returns

November 12, 2014

A new report suggests Greece drop punitive migration control measures for less costly, and more effective, methods.

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