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Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone
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Open Society Voices

Understanding Ferguson

August 19, 2014 | by Allison Brown

Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

Case Watch: Who Killed Deyda Hydara?

August 13, 2014 | by Rupert Skilbeck

West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

Making Progress on Freedom of Information in Africa

August 13, 2014 | by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri

Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

August 13, 2014 | by Sandra Coliver

The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

In Georgia, a Brave Step Toward LGBT Rights

August 11, 2014

After its parliament passed a law that includes protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, Georgia has settled into a period of transition that, rights activists hope, will eliminate LGBT discrimination.

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

August 8, 2014

A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.

Q&A

Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014

Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin looks at the human faces behind China’s massive and rapid urbanization.

Tell the Truth About CIA Torture

August 6, 2014 | by Stephen Rickard

With the likely release of the Senate report on CIA torture this fall, all of us will have the chance to understand what happened and to make sure that it never happens again.

Two Survivors of the Roma Genocide Share Their Stories

August 6, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri

On the 70th anniversary of the largest mass killing of Roma by the Nazis, two Roma Genocide survivors recounted their experiences.

Grantee Spotlight

A Battle for Roma History in the Czech Republic

August 1, 2014

There is no more appropriate metaphor for Europe’s collective amnesia about the plight of Roma during the Holocaust than the Czech government’s inability to remove a pig farm on the site of a former concentration camp.

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