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Open Society Voices

Slain Human Rights Lawyer Warned of Turkey's 'Existential Crisis'

November 30, 2015 by Erika Dailey

Tahir Elçi, a torture survivor who became one of Turkey's best known human rights lawyers, was shot dead at a peace rally in southeast Turkey on Saturday.

“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All

November 25, 2015 by Joanne Csete

A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015 by Sarah Isal

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Jews, Muslims, and other marginalized groups came together for a landmark EU-level discussion on combating discrimination in Europe.


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Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York