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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

International Prosecutors Fought Corruption in Guatemala: Now They’ve Been Ordered Out

January 10, 2019 Eric Witte

The United States is acquiescing in the destruction of one of the few institutions that has shown success in targeting the main causes of Guatemala’s dysfunction.

Hungary’s Anti-NGO Tax Law Violates Free Speech and Freedom of Association

December 18, 2018 Daniela Ikawa

The Venice Commission, Europe’s leading body of legal experts on democracy and the rule of law, has called on Hungary to repeal a 25 percent tax on NGOs working on migration issues.

A Pivotal Decade for the Movement to End the “War on Drugs”

December 14, 2018 Diego Garcia-Sayan

Over the past decade, Open Society’s Global Drug Policy Program has supported reformers all over the world as they organize against the worst effects of the failed “war on drugs.” The future is bright, but challenges remain.