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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

Grantee Spotlight

A Legal Lifeline for Communities Threatened by Resource Development Projects

April 29, 2015 | by Marena Brinkhurst

Meet the volunteer legal experts ensuring that resource development doesn’t bulldoze people’s lives.

Can Armenia’s Ties to the EU Be Saved?

April 29, 2015 | by Larisa Minasyan

Ever since it reluctantly joined Russia’s economic union, civil society space in Armenia has been shrinking at an alarming rate.

Grantee Spotlight

An Effort to Get Out the Roma Vote, One Citizen at a Time

April 28, 2015 | by Matthew Brindley

A new campaign aims to get Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers engaged in politics—and potentially swing a few tight races.

Unequal Assistance: How Criminal Legal Aid Varies across the European Union

April 27, 2015 | by Zaza Namoradze, Marion Isobel

As the European Union begins to debate setting minimum standards for the provision of criminal legal aid, the Open Society Justice Initiative has taken a look at what currently happens in 9 different EU countries.

The Right to Understand the Right to Remain Silent

April 27, 2015 | by Erin Neff

Do people really understand the right to remain silent? This essential right protects individuals from being compelled to make self-incriminating statements, yet too often there is a failure to ensure it is understood.

Grantee Spotlight

Meet the New Disability Rights Defenders

April 23, 2015 | by Leon Mar

Open Society’s Disability Rights Scholarship Program is cultivating a new generation of lawyers and advocates who can fight for disability rights for years to come.

Grantee Spotlight

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | by Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

Diverse Communities Embrace Multiculturalism with Surprising Ease

April 21, 2015 | by Harris Beider

A new Open Society report dispels the idea that multiculturalism is an unpopular phenomenon thrust upon a reluctant public.

The Transparency Law That’s Opening Up Pakistan

April 20, 2015 | by Samina Naz

A groundbreaking right-to-information law is already bearing fruit in Pakistan, as citizens and the media use it to shine a light on government corruption and inefficiency.

An Innovative Drug Policy That Works

April 20, 2015 | by Jamie Wood

A program that sends people convicted of low-level drug and sex work crimes to community-based services instead of jail is off to a good start in Seattle.

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