Open Society Voices

Case Watch: Kenya Judge Rules against “War on Terror” Renditions

September 3, 2013 | by Jonathan Horowitz
The judgment demonstrated the willingness of the Kenyan judiciary to hold the executive to account for human rights abuses committed in the name of national security and counterterrorism.

Big Deal for Indigenous Rights

August 29, 2013 | by Richard Lee
In South Africa, a private company has formally recognized the intellectual property rights of two indigenous groups who introduced the medicinal benefits of the buchu plant.
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Black Male Achievement Fellows Walk the Talk

August 28, 2013 | by Decker Ngongang
As we enter the second year of the Black Male Achievement Fellowship program, what have learned?
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On the Border with Kung Li

August 28, 2013 | by Maria Archuleta
Human-rights activist Kung Li drove along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. What she found may surprise you.

Power in a Bottle

August 28, 2013 | by Naloxone Ninja
You, too, can be a superhero when it comes to stopping deadly drug overdoses. Here are five things you need to know about naloxone, the antidote that anyone can use.

A Freedom You Can’t Take for Granted

August 28, 2013 | by Lauren Frohne
Why should you care about the right to free expression? Ask someone whose book was banned.
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Justice on Wheels

August 26, 2013 | by Sebastian Krueger
Traveling by bicycle, paralegals help Ugandans living with HIV in their own communities understand and assert their rights and, in the process, safeguard their health.

Look Who’s Talking about Drug Policy Reform

August 23, 2013 | by Andy Ko
For years, policymakers have privately acknowledged the insensibility of treating drug use as a crime, while publicly endorsing further escalation of drug war policies. But something is changing.
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“Why Am I Different?” Disability and the Right to Vote in Croatia

August 23, 2013 | by Senada Halilcevic
This year, Croatia elected its first European Parliament representatives. Thanks to strong advocacy from people with disabilities, it was also the first time they could vote equally with all other citizens.

Racial Profiling and the Legacy of the March on Washington

August 23, 2013 | by Terrance Pitts
A half century ago, people of all faiths, backgrounds, and walks of life had the courage to come together to demand an end to racial discrimination. Yesterday, that call for justice was heard.