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How Do You Measure Persecution?

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

After U.S. Equal Marriage Win, the Global Struggle Continues

June 30, 2015 | by Michael Heflin

The achievement of marriage equality in America shouldn’t obscure the fact that LGBTI people everywhere still face discrimination and violence.

Want to Stop Police Violence? Establish an Independent Investigative Institution.

June 26, 2015 | by Katalin Szarvas, Erin Neff

Civil society is attempting to take police accountability into their own hands by demanding independent investigative institutions.

A Victory for Fair Housing

June 26, 2015 | by Eric Halperin, Deidre Swesnik

The Supreme Court upholds a vital tool for ending housing discrimination in America.

Grantee Spotlight

Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films

June 26, 2015 | by Stefano Liberti

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015 | by Francis Guzman

The Kalief Browder story hit home for youth who’ve been imprisoned. I should know. I’m one of them.

Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015 | by Masha Lisitsyna

For those of us who work on the issue of torture, the challenge is to understand—and force courts to confront—the pain of others.

An ICC Investigation of Possible War Crimes in Palestine Could Benefit All Involved

June 25, 2015 | by James Goldston

The White House and Israel both oppose the court taking a role in the region, but the process holds tangible rewards for all parties.

Why Snowden Won’t Get the Public Interest Defense He Deserves

June 24, 2015 | by Sandra Coliver

European members of parliament have called on the United States to give Edward Snowden a chance to defend his disclosures as being in the public interest.

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015 | by Lynn M. Paltrow

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

More Than a Decade after Kalashnikov, Russian Prisons Still Abysmal

June 24, 2015 | by Marina Van Riel

An avalanche of European Court judgments has condemned Russian prisons as inhuman and degrading, but conditions remain at odds with basic human rights standards guaranteed by the European Convention.

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