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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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The Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty convene a panel of experts to discuss capital punishment in the context of international law and global drug control.

Open Society Voices

Keep Kids Off the Sex Offender Registry

October 6, 2015 by Eli Lehrer

When it comes to making minors register as sex offenders, the costs to communities far outweigh the benefits.

Federal Prisoners Decline, but It’s Not a Trend Yet

October 5, 2015 by Jeremy Haile

The number of individuals in federal prison reached a record low last year. More can be done to make sure that trend continues.

For Croatians, the Refugee Crisis Is Personal

October 2, 2015 by Tin Gazivoda

During the wars of the 1990s, Croatia took in half a million displaced people, a memory that still lives on today as Europe’s refugees reach its borders.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
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