Open Society Voices

When Kids Are Charged As Adults, the Consequences Aren’t Minor

October 2, 2013 | by Liz Ryan
After Tracey McClard’s teenage son committed suicide in an adult jail, she resolved to end the dangerous and ineffective practice of trying young people as adults.

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.

Why Do People Stereotype Black Men? Ask Your Brain.

September 30, 2013 | by Lauren Frohne
We create stereotypes, quick references, to help us navigate the world, says Alexis McGill Johnson of the American Values Institute. One of those stereotypes is that we equate black men with fear.

For Women in Botswana, Victory Against a “Clawback Clause”

September 27, 2013 | by Priti Patel
When the country's highest court affirmed an 80-year-old widow's right to her own home, it gave women powerful tools to protect their health.

A Legal Challenge to Discrimination in German Schools

September 25, 2013 | by Laura Bingham
An administrative court in Berlin will rule on a complaint from three young German students, alleging discrimination on the basis of their “migrant” backgrounds.

From Indonesia to the UN: Speaking up for Justice

September 25, 2013 | by Lotta Teale
Villagers in Margo Sari, a small village in Indonesia, are using the law to fight corruption and secure their future.

Charles Taylor’s Fate: Will He Be Back in Liberia?

September 25, 2013 | by Alpha Sesay
An international tribunal rules on Thursday on the appeal of Charles Taylor, former Liberian president, against his conviction and 50-year sentence for war crimes.

What’s Better Cannabis Policy Worth to England and Wales? Hint: A £ot

September 24, 2013 | by Amanda Feilding
Need more reasons to support cannabis reform? Here are 1.25 billion of them.
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Nuns on the Bus

September 24, 2013 | by Jennifer Butler
Forty-four nuns. Sixty-five hundred miles. One bus. An inspiring journey to promote commonsense immigration reform in the United States.

In Croatia, a Film Festival Counters Anti-Roma Prejudice

September 24, 2013 | by Renata Cuk
Does film have the power to inspire change? The organizers of an annual festival in Croatia believe it can.