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How Do You Measure Persecution?

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

A Death in Police Custody, an Outpouring of Anger in the Netherlands

July 8, 2015 | by Marc Krupanski

The death of 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez at the hands of Dutch police sparked four nights of violent rioting in the Hague, fueled by underlying tensions between the police and minority communities in the Netherlands.

Case Watch: Judicial Activism at the European Court of Human Rights

July 8, 2015 | by Casey Rubinoff

Over the last decade the Strasbourg court has become increasingly comfortable recommending and ordering the measures that governments need to take to address breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Grantee Spotlight

How to Fix Italy’s Migrant Reception Centers

July 8, 2015 | by Alberto Barbieri, Laura Deotti

Many of the centers that host Italy’s newly arrived migrants resemble overcrowded prisons rather than reception centers. Here’s how to fix them.

Injustice Is Bad for Your Health

July 8, 2015 | by Tamar Ezer

Violations of rights pose a fundamental threat to people’s health and well-being. Thankfully, programs that improve people’s access to justice can help.

Bolivia’s Smarter Approach to Controlling Coca Production

July 7, 2015 | by Diego Garcia-Devis

By shifting from forced eradication to community-based enforcement, Bolivia is regulating the production of coca leaves while respecting farmers’ rights.

A Moment of Reflection on the Anniversary of the London Bombings

July 7, 2015 | by Mike Hardy, Serena Hussain

A new collection of short articles takes stock of how far the UK has come—and how little has changed—since the terrorist attacks that killed 52 people.

The Supreme Court Rules for “We the People”

July 7, 2015 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

A judgment on redistricting affirms that citizens should pick their representatives, not the other way around.

Grantee Spotlight

Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence on the Gaza Conflict

July 6, 2015 | by Ammar Abu Zayyad

A group of veterans who fought in the Palestinian Territories are testifying about what they did with the goal of making Israeli society face up to its military’s actions.

Uber and Workers’ Rights in the New Economy

July 2, 2015 | by Jon Liss

A recent ruling that declared an Uber driver an employee of the ride-share company highlights how new economy workers are being regulated by old economy laws.

Two Years After the Voting Rights Act Was Gutted, We Need It More Than Ever

July 1, 2015 | by Julie Fernandes, Dana Paikowsky

Restoring this crucial piece of legislation is at least as important as taking down the Confederate flag.

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