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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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Baton Rape Case Fuels Anger over Racist Policing in France

February 23, 2017 Lanna Hollo

The sexual assault with a police baton of Theo L., a 22-year-old black Frenchman, has provoked both protests and calls for fundamental reforms in French policing.

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.

A Flourishing in the Deserts of Afghanistan. But for How Long?

February 21, 2017 David Mansfield

A photo exhibition looks at the human stories driving a tenuous environmental revolution in Afghanistan.