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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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Case Watch: European Rights Court Lags on Access to Legal Counsel for Criminal Suspects

May 22, 2017 Marina Ilminska

A ruling from Europe's human rights court failed to reinforce a growing consensus on the right of suspects in police custody to be guaranteed early access to legal counsel.

The Push for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

May 17, 2017 Leon Mar

As a decade-long campaign for marriage equality nears its conclusion, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association’s Jennifer Lu explains the context and the significance of the decision now facing the people of Taiwan.

Kenya’s Nubian Minority Pushes Forward for Equal Treatment

May 15, 2017 Laura Bingham

Efforts to ensure that Kenya’s Nubian community can secure proof of citizenship are being pursued both on the ground, and through Africa’s human rights system.

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