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Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out.

February 19, 2015 | by Eric King
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Open Society Voices

Case Watch: ECHR and UK Find a Compromise on “Whole Life” Sentences

February 4, 2015 | by Marion Isobel

An ECHR ruling on “whole life sentences” shows how a heated confrontation with the UK has been resolved through constructive judicial dialogue.

Journalists in Paris Debate the Limits of Free Expression

January 29, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir

At a recent debate following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, some journalists equated “freedom of expression” with the freedom to exercise restraint.

A General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | by Chris Stone

General Balananda Sharma of the Nepalese Army, who led the demobilization of combatants after Nepal’s civil war, offers a roadmap for other countries trying to do the same.

What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos

In Colombia, where offending the wrong people has been getting journalists killed for decades, the power of satire is that much more cherished.

Five Years After Citizens United, Signs of a Backlash

January 27, 2015 | by Sarah Knight

A coalition of unlikely allies is forming to oppose the free flow of dark money in political campaigns.

Grantee Spotlight

Accountability in Greece Should Not Stop at Elections

January 26, 2015 | by Stefanos Loukopoulos

Greece has voted in a new anti-austerity leadership. A new website aims to hold those leaders accountable and let the Greek electorate interact with them directly.

Mass Executions of Drug Offenders Won’t Help Indonesia

January 23, 2015 | by Ricky Gunawan, Ajeng Larasati

On January 18, six people convicted of drug crimes were put to death in Indonesia, perhaps signaling a brutal escalation of the country’s war against drugs.

Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

January 23, 2015 | by Rokhaya Diallo

The country that professes “liberty, equality, fraternity” is instead allowing fear and distrust to drive the current conversation following the tragic events at Charlie Hebdo.

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.

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