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Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015by Masha Lisitsyna
flowers on portraits of Kalief Browder

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015by Francis Guzman

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015by Lynn M. Paltrow

Open Society Voices

Case Watch: EU Court’s Legal Adviser Assesses Roma Discrimination Case

March 13, 2015 | by Simon Cox

The Advocate-General at the Court of Justice of the European Union examined how the EU law ban on discrimination on racial or ethnic grounds affects service provision disadvantaging a whole district.

The Selma March and the Challenges Ahead

March 13, 2015 | by Allison Brown

The Selma march showed us how far we’ve come—and how much further we have to go.

Grantee Spotlight

From Medicine to Passports, Mediators Help Ukraine’s Roma Get What They Need

March 13, 2015 | by Zola Kondur

During a time of change, a group bridges the gap between Ukraine’s disenfranchised minority and social services.

The State of Policing in Ferguson and Beyond

March 12, 2015 | by Leonard Noisette

Ferguson is just beginning the hard work of restoring trust between law enforcement and the community it is sworn to serve and protect.

For the First Time, a Woman Judge Heads the International Criminal Court

March 11, 2015 | by Kelly Askin

The election of Judge Silvia Fernandez as the first woman president of the International Criminal Court marks a significant step forward for the proper representation of women in the top ranks of international justice.

The Documentary about Romanians that Sparked Protests in the UK

March 11, 2015 | by Mariana Berbec-Rostas

A TV show about Romanian migrants living in the UK has been criticized for promoting ugly stereotypes, but who is it really depicting?

Georgia’s Disastrous Attempt to Bring Prisons Up to “European Standards”

March 10, 2015 | by Nika Jeiranashvili, Gavin Slade

The former Soviet republic’s Westernizing prison reform is a cautionary tale of why such overhauls only work with constant oversight.

Five Ways to Fix the Ferguson Police Department

March 6, 2015 | by Julie Fernandes

Law enforcement has failed to be a part of, and accountable to, the community that it serves.

For Women, the World Remains an Extremely Dangerous Place

March 5, 2015 | by Kelly Askin

On International Women’s Day, as we look back on the gains we’ve achieved, we must also acknowledge the threats still faced by women everywhere.

New Industry Standards Aim to Protect the Lives of Freelance Journalists

March 4, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir, Stewart Chisholm

As violence against journalists surges, a coalition of stakeholders is working to protect the industry’s most vulnerable workers: freelancers.