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Open Society Voices

What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t) Since the Rana Plaza Nightmare

April 25, 2018 Jon Jacoby

In the five years since unsafe working conditions cost more than a thousand lives in Bangladesh, some progress has been made. But workers face fundamental challenges—including a state that’s still not doing enough to help.

Putting Human Rights First

November 27, 2017 Aryeh Neier

Promoting human rights has been a key element of U.S. foreign policy for generations. Abandoning this commitment would not only be a rejection of American values, but also counterproductive to U.S. interests.

The World Must Learn from Hong Kong’s Example

October 18, 2017 Matthew Wilson, Joy Chia

While many policymakers work to control heroin dependence, Hong Kong stands out. A new report explains why—and offers lessons to public officials hoping to follow its example.