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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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Open Society Voices

Uzbekistan’s Perfect Storm of Corruption

May 26, 2016 by Jeff Goldstein

A new report examines corruption in the Central Asian state, where political and economic power have merged to create a hotbed of unscrupulous activity.

Why Institutions Fail to Recognize Human Rights Abuses

May 25, 2016 by Adam Hug

A recent report details the many reasons parliamentarians fail to notice or respond to serious human rights concerns.

A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 by Donysha Smith 3

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

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