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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

Open Society Voices

What a List Won’t Tell You About Denmark’s Working Class Communities

November 18, 2014

Trigeparken—a public housing estate just outside Aarhus city in Denmark—is on the Danish list of “ghettos.” But this labelling only enhances stigma and does not do justice to its citizens.

First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | by Sarah Klaus

The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Addresses “B2” Statelessness Challenge

November 16, 2014 | by Simon Cox

The case of Pham Minh Quang before the UK Supreme Court raises fundamental questions about the obligations of governments under the 1954 convention on eliminating statelessness.

Grantee Spotlight

Youths in Greece Stand Up for the Right to Citizenship

November 14, 2014

There are up to two hundred thousand youths born and raised in Greece who do not have the right to Greek citizenship. Activist group Generation 2.0 is working to change this.

Dominican Republic “Rage Quits” on Human Rights

November 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

After being found in breach of its treaty commitments, the Dominican Republic has decided to walk away from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Grantee Spotlight

Judgment in Hungary: An Attack on Roma, and a Search for Justice

November 13, 2014

The documentary Judgment in Hungary depicts the trial of four Hungarians accused of killing six Roma, including a five-year-old, and injuring five others.

Greece’s Investment in Migration Control Yields No Returns

November 12, 2014

A new report suggests Greece drop punitive migration control measures for less costly, and more effective, methods.

Judicial Independence Under Threat in Guatemala

November 11, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Recent events have shown that Guatemala’s justice system is still subject to powerful political and economic interests.

Grantee Spotlight

Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal

November 11, 2014

Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.

Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone

Through a grant of $50 million to the ACLU, the Open Society Foundations are making a lasting commitment to criminal justice reform in the United States.

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