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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

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Latin America & the Caribbean

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Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | by Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

Mexico’s Federal Prosecutor Must End Secrecy over San Fernando Massacres

September 25, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Under Mexico’s new information laws, the federal prosecutors are not allowed to keep files on human rights abuses secret.

License to Deceive? A Big Drug Company’s Smokescreen on Hepatitis C

September 24, 2014 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

What’s really driving the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to issue a license for generic copies of its superstar drug? Profit.

Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

A new U.S. drug czar should put his office’s weight behind international drug policy reform now. Whether he will is an open question.

Justice Denied

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention Is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski

Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

Choosing the Next Advocate for Freedom of Expression in Latin America

July 3, 2014 | by Liliana Gamboa

A survey of the views of candidates for the post of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights seeks to make a vital process more open to those it most affects.

Beware an Uncertain Dawn in the Dominican Republic

June 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

A new law supposedly creates a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, after years of discrimination. But it has fundamental flaws.

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