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How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
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Open Society Voices

Justice and Growth Go Hand in Hand

January 22, 2015 | by George Soros

Access to justice not only ensures citizens can fully participate in their society—it’s also a key pillar of equitable development.

How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life

January 22, 2015 | by Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

A collaboration between government and civil society groups is making sure that every citizen of Nepal can access the documentation that grants them their basic rights.

Stamping Out Violence to Make Room for Growth

January 22, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

Brazil has achieved historic reductions in poverty. Now, the country has identified improved public safety as a way toward sustainable development.

The Link Between Functioning Toilets and Justice

January 21, 2015 | by Fatima Hassan

In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.

Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

January 20, 2015 | by Libby McVeigh, Alex Tinsley

The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.

Why Selma Matters

January 16, 2015 | by Allison Brown

The release of the Oscar-nominated film about the civil rights movement reminds us why the arts are so integral to our ongoing struggle for justice.

Young Photographers Bring Post-Earthquake Haiti into Focus

January 16, 2015 | by Maude Malengrez

Five years after Port-au-Prince was devastated, a new photography book documents one of its most famous streets.

For the Spanish Media, Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

January 16, 2015 | by Francesca Fanucci

Hobbled by crushing debt and exploited by politicians, the press in Spain is barely breathing. Can a coalition of civil society groups bring it back to life?

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Five Years After the Earthquake, a Public Park Unites Haiti

January 12, 2015 | by Will Doig

At a ceremony in the largest public park in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s former prime minister reflected on the city’s progress—and the many tasks ahead.

Case Watch: Inaccessible Electricity Meters for Roma Challenged under EU Law

January 12, 2015 | by Simon Cox

In some mainly Roma districts in Bulgaria, the electricity company CEZ keeps the electricity meters on tall poles in the street, out of easy reach of householders.

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