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Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015by Masha Lisitsyna
flowers on portraits of Kalief Browder

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015by Francis Guzman
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When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015by Lynn M. Paltrow
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Open Society Voices

How Catalonia Became Spain’s Laboratory for Smarter Drug Policies

May 12, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

A new report examines how the autonomous region implemented a community-driven, public health approach to its heroin epidemic and created a new model for legal cannabis consumption.

Q&A

What Will the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent Mean for Europe?

May 11, 2015 | by Debora Guidetti, Anna Defour

Swedish scholar-activist Michael McEachrane talks about Europe’s ongoing racial problems, the global effort to fight them, and why reparations can work.

Case Watch: European Court Insists on Stringent Investigation of Enforced Disappearance

May 11, 2015 | by Zsuzsanna Nyitray

A case involving a man who disappeared after being detained by the army in south-east Turkey illustrates how the legal thinking of the European Court of Human Rights has evolved over the past two decades.

Grantee Spotlight

For Exploited Migrant Workers, a Good Lawyer Can Make All the Difference

May 11, 2015 | by Linda Kalash

Working in foreign countries with unfamiliar laws and languages, migrant workers often find themselves unable to access justice. A free legal service is changing that.

Europe Celebrates a String of Trans Rights Victories

May 11, 2015 | by Anna Kirey

From Malta to Finland, trans rights advocates are hailing a series of wins that have been a long time coming.

Africa’s Rights Commission Targets Aribitrary Arrest and Detention

May 6, 2015 | by Stanley Ibe

New guidelines from the African Commission meant to improve arrest and detention practices should be greeted warmly—if also warily, since their success will depend on proper implementation by national governments.

Case Watch: Defining “Degrading Treatment” at the European Court of Human Rights

May 5, 2015 | by Amy Strand

Two recent cases show the Strasbourg courts efforts to refine its definition of what amounts to inhuman or degrading treatment for a person held in detention.

Inside One of the World’s Most Notorious Prison Systems

May 5, 2015 | by Ruslan Myatiev

A new documentary sheds light on the atrocities taking place in prisons in Turkmenistan, where all but the rich face horrific treatment.

As Nepal Reels, a Radio Station Offers a Steady Voice

May 1, 2015 | by Gopal Guragain

For Nepalese migrant workers unable to return home to search for family, the Ujyaalo radio network has become a reliable link to the tragedy.

Time to Get Serious About Criminal Justice Reform

April 30, 2015 | by Leonard Noisette

The presidential candidates’ interest in the subject is most welcome. But we need a deeper discussion to fix what’s wrong.

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