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End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens
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The title image for At Open Society with Jim Pugel, former police chief of Seattle. The Seattle Police Department implemented the LEAD program which diverts people who use drugs to services at point of arrest.

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of the Drug Problem

July 30, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
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What Difference Can a Soros Justice Fellow Make?

July 20, 2014 | by Adam Culbreath
The U.S. criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. But what can one person do? Take a look at a few outstanding individuals who are advancing a fairer, more sensible justice system.

How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV

July 18, 2014 | by Sanjay Patil
Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. A novel approach to law enforcement is changing that.

Police and HIV Prevention: A Crucial Partnership

July 18, 2014 | by Sanjay Patil
Sex workers and people who use drugs bear the brunt of new HIV infections. But a novel approach to law enforcement is changing this.

“A Decision that Seems Like an Attack on My Religion”

July 17, 2014 | by Heena Khaled
For one British Muslim woman, the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to uphold France’s ban on full-face veils is deeply painful.

France’s Veil Ban: Getting It Wrong on Living Together

July 15, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy
A simple exchange on a London street shows the error of a European court ruling upholding France’s ban on the wearing of full-face veils.

A Flood Lays Bare Inequality in Bulgaria

July 14, 2014 | by Violeta Naydenova
For the district hardest hit by the June flooding in Bulgaria, the disaster also dramatically exposed the longstanding inequality and segregation of Roma residents.

To Strengthen the ICC, Look to Its Member States

July 14, 2014 | by Carolyn O’Neil
July 17 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. Carlos Castresana, the noted Spanish jurist, outlines some ideas for change.

Moving Forwards a Global Vision for Legal Aid

July 11, 2014 | by Marina Ilminska, Zaza Namoradze
The UN has recognized the vital role legal aid plays in delivering access to justice for all. Now it needs to monitor implementation of its Principles and Guidelines.

An Uncertain Future for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

July 11, 2014 | by Wendy Patten
As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, the future progress of women and girls is uncertain.

From the UN, A Powerful Tool to Stop Forced Sterilization

July 10, 2014 | by Tamar Ezer, Tirza Leibowitz
Forced sterilization is an egregious and common abuse within health care settings around the world. Now, advocates are now armed with a powerful tool to end this abuse through litigation and policy reform.

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