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Inside Ferguson’s October Protests

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

Open Society Voices

France’s Veil Ban: Getting It Wrong on Living Together

July 15, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

A simple exchange on a London street shows the error of a European court ruling upholding France’s ban on the wearing of full-face veils.

A Flood Lays Bare Inequality in Bulgaria

July 14, 2014 | by Violeta Naydenova

For the district hardest hit by the June flooding in Bulgaria, the disaster also dramatically exposed the longstanding inequality and segregation of Roma residents.

To Strengthen the ICC, Look to Its Member States

July 14, 2014 | by Carolyn O’Neil

July 17 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. Carlos Castresana, the noted Spanish jurist, outlines some ideas for change.

Moving Forwards a Global Vision for Legal Aid

July 11, 2014 | by Marina Ilminska, Zaza Namoradze

The UN has recognized the vital role legal aid plays in delivering access to justice for all. Now it needs to monitor implementation of its Principles and Guidelines.

An Uncertain Future for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

July 11, 2014 | by Wendy Patten

As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, the future progress of women and girls is uncertain.

From the UN, A Powerful Tool to Stop Forced Sterilization

July 10, 2014 | by Tamar Ezer, Tirza Leibowitz

Forced sterilization is an egregious and common abuse within health care settings around the world. Now, advocates are now armed with a powerful tool to end this abuse through litigation and policy reform.

Facing the Past and Apology

July 10, 2014

An online exhibition invites visitors to consider the personal and political aspects of apology.

From Confinement to Community in Croatia

July 8, 2014 | by Judith Klein, Sebastian Krueger

The kind of life many of us take for granted is now within reach for thousands with disabilities in Croatia.

Case Watch: A Tale of Two European Courts

July 7, 2014 | by Cristina Marian

Denied access to the Court of Justice of the European Union, a Tunisian migrant worker took his case against Italy to the European Court of Human Rights.

Choosing the Next Advocate for Freedom of Expression in Latin America

July 3, 2014 | by Liliana Gamboa

A survey of the views of candidates for the post of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights seeks to make a vital process more open to those it most affects.

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