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Rights & Justice

Rights & Justice

The Open Society Foundations advance human rights and justice around the world by advocating equality for minorities and women, supporting international war crimes tribunals, and helping institute national legal reforms to ensure freedom of information, promote sentencing alternatives, and protect the rights of criminal defendants.

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Open Society Voices

The United States’ Vital Role in the UN Human Rights Council

June 23, 2017 Jerry Fowler

The UN Human Rights Council is one of the most important entities in the human rights community, as well as one of the principle means through which the United States influences human rights policy worldwide.

How Reproductive Justice Serves as a Model for Progressive Organizing

June 23, 2017 Elisa Slattery

Groundswell Fund’s Naa Hammond explains why reproductive justice is about more than reproductive rights, and why movements for transformative change must be intersectional.

Why a Trial in Paris Marks a Milestone for Anticorruption Activists

June 16, 2017 Shirley Pouget

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea faces charges of investing funds in France misappropriated from the national treasury in a precedent-setting trial in France.