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Case Watch: Europe’s Human Rights Court Delivers Mixed Ruling on Migrants Rights (Part Two)

January 17, 2017 Simon Cox, Giulia Laganà

In Khlaifia v. Italy, Europe’s top human rights tribunal found that migrants in migration “hotspot” facilities in Italy are being detained outside the law.

How One Man Made Greece a More Welcoming Place for Refugees

January 17, 2017 Manos Moschopoulos

When Vasilis Tsartsanis noticed Syrian refugees arriving in his town, he decided to help them, an act of kindness that would change their lives—and his own.

Why Cologne’s Police Shouldn’t Brag About Racially Profiling 900 New Year’s Eve Revelers

January 13, 2017 Nick Glynn

Stopping violence requires good intelligence—provided by people who trust the police.