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Inside Ferguson’s October Protests

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

Open Society Voices

The Urgent Need to Confront Ebola

September 17, 2014 | by Chris Stone

It may take some time to turn the tide against Ebola, but the resilience and commitment of civil society remains strong.

Case Watch: European Human Rights Court “Accommodates” Wartime Detention Law

September 16, 2014 | by Jonathan Horowitz

In a ruling on the UK military’s detention of an Iraqi in 2003, the court further defines the relationship between human rights and the laws of war.

Q&A

Growing Pains in California’s Most Neglected Region

September 16, 2014

Photographer Matt Black documents California’s Central Valley, one of the richest farming regions in the world, but also home to many of the poorest communities in the United States.

Grantee Spotlight

In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law

September 15, 2014 | by Sebastian Kohn

As a criminalized group, sex workers risk abuse form both clients and police alike. Now, sex workers in South Africa offer each other support and legal advice, empowering one another to realize their rights.

Justice Denied

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention Is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

Presumption of Guilt: 15 Arresting Facts about the Overuse of Pretrial Detention

September 12, 2014 | by Jonathan Birchall

There are an estimated 3.3 million people in jails around the world awaiting trial, or the finalization of a trial, at any one time—roughly a third of the world’s prison population. Many don’t need to be there.

Can the Internet Save Itself?

September 10, 2014 | by Laleh Ispahani

The open internet is an essential condition of full and equal participation in the public sphere. This is why digital-rights groups, internet companies, and activists are uniting to protect net neutrality.

Grantee Spotlight

In South Africa, a Lesson in Equality 40 Years in the Making

September 9, 2014 | by Hugh McLean

In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.

Investing in Roma-Led Change

September 8, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

To make a real difference, the leadership of Roma NGOs must be more open, democratic, and accountable to Roma communities.

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