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Hate Crimes Don’t Discriminate

March 27, 2015 | by Melissa Sonnino

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Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

The law criminalizes any mention of “nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Moldova’s Vote to Embrace Europe Puts the EU in the Hot Seat

December 16, 2014 | by Victor Chirila

Now that Moldovans have voted pro-European parties into power, the EU must live up to the country’s expectations—while staying one step ahead of Russia.

Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda

December 15, 2014 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.

Mexican Transparency Law: A Chance to Strengthen Accountability

December 15, 2014 | by Emi MacLean, Adriana García

Strengthening public access to information in Mexico should support true democratic oversight of police, investigative, and prosecutorial authorities.

The UK Debate on Europe’s Human Rights Court: An Update

December 12, 2014 | by Casey Rubinoff

The outcome of the British debate over the European Court of Human Rights will have an impact on rights in the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world.

Armenia’s Pro-Russia Stance Has a Cost for Women’s Rights

December 12, 2014 | by Lara Aharonian

Domestic violence and sex-selective abortion are rife in Armenia, and efforts to solve these problems are often branded as a threat to the country’s ancestral heritage.

Court Clears the Way for Greater Press Freedom in Africa

December 11, 2014 | by Peter Noorlander

In a judgment that could have ramifications throughout the continent, an African international court has ruled that journalists should be protected from imprisonment for criminal defamation.

Police Shootings Aren’t the Only Way the Justice System Fails Youth

December 10, 2014 | by Luisa Taveras

Young people of color face particularly long odds when dealing with courts and police, from sexual abuse in prison to cops assuming they’re guilty until proven innocent.

The Report on CIA Torture Confirms Our Worst Fears

December 9, 2014 | by George Soros

The secret interrogation techniques used in the name of national security are truly horrific.

Case Watch: EU Court Ruling Backs Refugees from Anti-Gay Persecution

December 8, 2014 | by Zsolt Bobis

A welcome recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union is likely to make it harder for governments to deny political asylum to applicants facing persecution for their sexual orientation.

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