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Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski
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Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014 | by Chuck Leung

The Myth of the Spanish Model of Roma Inclusion

August 27, 2014 | by Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Anna Mirga

Open Society Voices

The Drug War Doesn’t Add Up, Say Nobel Economists

May 9, 2014 | by John Collins
A new report from the London School of Economics includes calls from five Nobel laureates to end the “war on drugs.”
Grantee Spotlight

Pakistani Law Helps Victims of Conflict, Sets Precedent

May 9, 2014 | by Javed Rezayee, Christopher Rogers
More than 30,000 civilians have been killed in Pakistan since the September 11, 2001, attacks. Finally, there is a model for how their families can be compensated.

Disability Rights Are Human Rights

May 9, 2014 | by Theresia Degener
When Theresia Degener began working in the disability rights movement, she believed that human rights consisted of weak and unenforceable laws.
Grantee Spotlight

Who Defines Roma?

May 8, 2014 | by Mihai Surdu
Today’s expert-led, academic discourse on Roma identity presents a curious consensus on who the Roma are and typically reinforces stereotypes.
Grantee Spotlight

A Victory for the Rights of Women in Rural South Africa

May 7, 2014 | by Sithuthukile Mkhize
A bill in South Africa threatened rural women’s health and rights by favoring tradition over constitutional protections. But advocates fought back and won.
Grantee Spotlight

For LGBTQ Youth in Athens, a Chance to Stand and Be Heard

May 5, 2014 | by George-K. Charonis
There is some irony in the notion of a young people’s organization reminding the Greek government of the responsibility it has to citizens of Athens, the classical birthplace of democracy.
Grantee Spotlight

A Democratic Experiment Gives Voice to Hidden Roma Communities

May 5, 2014 | by Carmen Gheorghe
In the small town of Mizil, one organization is trying to awaken a constituency that has never truly been able to express their political voice.

Denmark, the CIA, and the Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

April 30, 2014 | by Amrit Singh, Jessica Scholes
A wealth of evidence demonstrates that the Danish intelligence services played a key role in the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki by a drone strike in September 2011.

Bringing Justice to Education and Development in Nepal

April 29, 2014 | by Peter Chapman, Ananda Koirala
Government funding for Dalit students in the Far-Western Region of Nepal wasn’t getting through. Then a community member with basic legal training started asking questions.

Migrant Detention and Human Rights in the EU

April 28, 2014 | by Costanza Hermanin
An EU policy tool for dealing with “irregular” migrants—people who arrive in Europe to escape poverty and political instability, but who do not qualify for international protection—is ineffective and breaches human rights.