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Mexico’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing: It’s Time for a New Vision of Reform

May 4, 2018 Christian De Vos

Human rights advocates, as well as a diverse collection of artists and policymakers, are calling on the government to seek international support in order to reinvigorate a discredited justice system.

What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t) Since the Rana Plaza Nightmare

April 25, 2018 Jon Jacoby

In the five years since unsafe working conditions cost more than a thousand lives in Bangladesh, some progress has been made. But workers face fundamental challenges—including a state that’s still not doing enough to help.

Where Are the 47 Political Exiles Sent by Nigeria to Cameroon?

April 24, 2018 Chidi Odinkalu, Tem Fuh Mbuh

A vicious conflict in the Cameroon region has led to the secret detention and disappearance of 47 political exiles—who, in a breach of international law, were sent back to the country by Nigeria.