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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

A government accountable to its citizens is one of the cornerstones of an open society—helping to ensure fairness, economic equality, and civic participation. The Open Society Foundations work with governments and businesses to advance transparency, rule of law, and good governance around the world.

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How Mexican Human Rights Lawyers Found a New Route to Accountability

February 21, 2017 Adriana García , Mercedes Melon

Mexican federal prosecutors must apologize to three indigenous women who were maliciously prosecuted and jailed—in a case that charts a new route to accountability.

EU Plan on Migration Will Only Give North Africans More Reason to Flee

February 6, 2017 Srdjan Cvijic

Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.

Latin America’s Environmental Defenders Find Themselves in the Crosshairs

February 3, 2017 Ana Paula Hernández

Of the 185 environmental activists killed worldwide in 2015, 122 were in Latin America.

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