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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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Open Society Voices

Five Steps the EU Must Take to Protect Civil Society

January 19, 2018 Kersty McCourt, Natacha Kazatchkine

With attacks on the public space unfurling across the European Union, it is essential that the EU take swift and decisive action to protect the foundational values and institutions that undergird democracy.

Q&A: Lessons from the Struggle for Albanian Roma’s Rights

January 18, 2018

A recent and critical victory for Albania’s Roma may provide marginalized communities around the world with a guide to defending their rights through broad, diverse, and flexible coalitions.

Making Legal History in the Fight for Fairer Redistricting

January 17, 2018 Allison Riggs

A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.