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Why Your Voting Rights Matter More Than Ever

September 23, 2014 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

Open Society Voices

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

August 13, 2014 | by Sandra Coliver
The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

In Georgia, a Brave Step Toward LGBT Rights

August 11, 2014 | by Katya Kumkova
After its parliament passed a law that includes protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, Georgia has settled into a period of transition that, rights activists hope, will eliminate LGBT discrimination.

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

August 8, 2014 | by Nell Bernstein
A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.
Q&A

Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin looks at the human faces behind China’s massive and rapid urbanization.

Tell the Truth About CIA Torture

August 6, 2014 | by Stephen Rickard
With the likely release of the Senate report on CIA torture this fall, all of us will have the chance to understand what happened and to make sure that it never happens again.

Two Survivors of the Roma Genocide Share Their Stories

August 6, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri
On the 70th anniversary of the largest mass killing of Roma by the Nazis, two Roma Genocide survivors recounted their experiences.
Grantee Spotlight

A Battle for Roma History in the Czech Republic

August 1, 2014 | by Miroslav Broz
There is no more appropriate metaphor for Europe’s collective amnesia about the plight of Roma during the Holocaust than the Czech government’s inability to remove a pig farm on the site of a former concentration camp.

Case Watch: European Court Defers to States on Same-Sex Marriage

August 1, 2014 | by Aman Singh
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a transsexual woman must break her existing marriage in order to receive official recognition of her gender.

How Drug Trafficking Undermines West Africa

July 30, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
The rise of drug trafficking is undermining institutions, health, and development efforts in West Africa. It's time for political leaders to change the ineffective policies that exacerbate the problem.
Grantee Spotlight

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of the Drug Problem

July 30, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
Sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why the Seattle Police Department launched an innovative program that offers treatment instead of jail time.

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