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Open Society Voices

The European Union Embraces a Common Approach to Legal Aid

October 19, 2016 Zaza Namoradze

A new European Union directive establishes minimum standards on legal aid, and caps a successful effort to standardize criminal justice procedures across member states.

How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016 Yael Stein

When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.

Q&A: Zones Where No One Has Guns—Not Even the Police

October 12, 2016

What if cities carved out spaces where no one—including cops—could carry firearms?

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York
Head, Accountability, Liberty & Transparency Cluster
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York