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Rights & Justice

Rights & Justice

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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For Children with Disabilities, Global Funding for Education Falls Short

March 20, 2017 Dragana Sretenov

Millions of children are missing out on education because governments are not investing enough money.

How “Raising the Age” Is Transforming Youth Justice

March 17, 2017 Marcy Mistrett, Marc Schindler

The evidence is now in, and it’s clear: raising the age at which states define childhood keeps our communities and young people safer, and can be done while keeping costs in check.

EU Top Court Fails to Guarantee Muslim Women’s Right to Wear a Headscarf at Work

March 14, 2017 Maryam H’madoun, Simon Cox

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it is not direct discrimination on grounds of religion for an employer to bar workers from wearing religious clothing.