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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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Institutional and civil society actors will discuss the role of the European Union to support a credible democratic process and help prevent an escalation of violence and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Open Society Voices

El Salvador’s Sky-High Murder Rate Is Creating a Humanitarian Crisis

November 22, 2016 Celia Medrano

Gang violence is pushing death rates to levels on par with war-torn Syria, and displacing tens of thousands of people in the process.

In Kazakhstan, Having a Disability Often Means Not Getting a Vote

November 16, 2016 Parkhat Yussupjanov

Obstacles as simple as a lack of braille ballots can prevent people from exercising their right to vote.

Washington Must Act Now, or Risk an ICC Torture Investigation

November 15, 2016 James Goldston
The International Criminal Court's findings in Afghanistan underline the need for the United States to prosecute military and CIA personnel responsible for torture.

Open Society People

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Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York
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U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York