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Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski
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Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014 | by Chuck Leung

End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens

Open Society Voices

How to Protect Migrant Workers in Nepal

June 10, 2014 | by Elizabeth Frantz
Nepali migrants are routinely cheated and forced into debt by recruitment agents. How can existing justice mechanisms be used to hold them accountable?
Grantee Spotlight

Demolishing a Bedouin Village to Build an Israeli Town

May 15, 2014 | by Suhad Bishara
The Israeli government plans to displace the Bedouin community of Umm el-Hieran. But the circumstances under which the Bedouin first arrived in the area lend their predicament a terrible absurdity.
Grantee Spotlight

Overcoming Barriers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

March 19, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
For many Palestinians, getting to the next town—to go to work, to a hospital, to school—may as well be going to the other side of the moon. One Israeli group helps them overcome the barriers.

Arab Women Confront a Tide of Injustice

March 10, 2014 | by Hanan Rabbani
When a series of uprisings erupted throughout the Arab region three years ago, few of the women protesting for freedom and justice imagined they would still be fighting for their basic rights today.
Grantee Spotlight

When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 | by Trine Petersen
Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

For Migrant Workers, a Mobile Phone Can Be a Powerful Ally

February 24, 2014 | by Elizabeth Frantz
What kinds of information do migrant domestic workers most need? And what are the best ways to get it to them?

Palestine’s ICC Option and the Politics of Peace

October 8, 2013 | by Matthew Solomon
With renewed talks underway between Israel and the Palestinians, the status of a Palestinian approach to the International Criminal Court remains murky.

At the UN, Steps Toward Ending Mistreatment of Migrants

October 2, 2013 | by Maria Teresa Rojas
The UN aims to make commitments, not just statements, toward ending the inhumane conditions migrant workers are often subject to.
Grantee Spotlight

Risks of Loosening Arms Export Controls Far Outweigh Benefits

August 21, 2013 | by William D. Hartung
An Obama administration plan to loosen U.S. arms export controls could make it easier for weapons find their way into the wrong hands, a risk that far outweighs the measure’s paltry economic benefits.

Human Rights “Fundamentally Linked to Development,” Say UN Treaty Body Chairs

June 17, 2013 | by Aidan Harris
The chairs of the UN’s ten human rights treaty bodies added their voices to the growing calls to recognize the intrinsic connection between sustainable development and the rule of law.