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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.

Equality Betrayed: Speaking Out Against Ethnic Profiling by French Police

September 23, 2013 | by Marc Krupanski, Zsolt Bobis
French police routinely target young men of African and Arab origin for identity checks and searches. A new report documents the human costs.

Can the Post-2015 Education Framework Deliver Meaningful Change?

September 20, 2013 | by Dierdre Williams
A special issue of the journal Current Issues in Comparative Education features case studies examining the role of education in bringing about change in society.

The Price of the State

September 20, 2013 | by Nino Evgenidze
How much does running a state cost its citizens? A new web tool is designed to answer that question for the country of Georgia.

An Intimate Look at Solitary Confinement and Police Interrogations

September 19, 2013 | by Anna Overstrom-Coleman
At this year’s pop-up photography festival Photoville, the Open Society Documentary Photography Project supports two exhibits that provide an inside view of solitary confinement and police interrogation practices.

Envisioning a Better Future for Pretrial Detention in Africa

September 17, 2013 | by Stanley Ibe
A new African initiative takes aim at the excessive and arbitrary use of pretrial detention and its associated human and economic costs.

Does “Populism” Propose the Wrong Answers to the Right Questions?

September 12, 2013 | by Andrej Nosko
Policy researchers, activists, journalists, academics, and politicians discuss the rise of populism in Europe and its implications.