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Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Open Society Voices

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.
Grantee Spotlight

Taking a Closer Look at Surveillance Culture Through Photography

July 28, 2014 | by Yukiko Yamagata
A new exhibit explores how photography has been used both as an instrument of surveillance and as a tool to document, expose, and challenge the impact of surveillance on basic freedoms.

After More Than a Decade, the Truth About CIA Torture in Poland

July 24, 2014 | by Amrit Singh
The European Court of Human Rights sent a clear message that abuses perpetrated by the CIA will not be tolerated in modern Europe, and those who perpetrate them will be held accountable.
Q&A

A Photographer Goes Behind the “Roma Walls”

July 24, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Björn Steinz aims to overcome the physical—and psychological—walls erected to exclude the Roma.

End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens
Less than one percent of global AIDS funding goes toward human rights work, even though we know it is critical to ending AIDS.

How Democratic Transition Can Unfold in Ukraine

July 23, 2014 | by Leonard Benardo
In Ukraine, the change ushered in on the Maidan is now being channeled into plans for better governance, law enforcement, justice, energy, macroeconomic development, health, and education.

Ensure Space for Civil Society at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

July 22, 2014 | by Peter Chapman, Jeggan Grey-Johnson
If U.S. and African governments are serious about using the summit to foster meaningful trade and development, civil society must be afforded a seat at the table.
Grantee Spotlight

What Difference Can a Soros Justice Fellow Make?

July 20, 2014 | by Adam Culbreath
The U.S. criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. But what can one person do? Take a look at a few outstanding individuals who are advancing a fairer, more sensible justice system.

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