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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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Open Society Voices

Italy Is Debating a Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

July 21, 2016 Marco Perduca

The proposed system, if implemented, would regulate marijuana-related activities under a state monopoly.

Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Need a Defender, Too

July 19, 2016 Daysi Flores 1

In Latin America, where activists face a range of threats, one group is working to build communities of trust and support to help protect them.

The Need for Action on Policing and Racial Justice after Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016 Chris Stone 38

Peaceful protests are the opposite of violence, not the cause of violence.

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

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