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Open Society Voices

Mayors to the Rescue in Puerto Rico

June 14, 2018 Karina Claudio Betancourt

Following a catastrophic hurricane and an inadequate government response, a group of mayors forged a connection to offer support, trade expertise, and together build a better future for Puerto Rico.

Europe’s Human Rights Court Shines More Light on the CIA’s Black Site Torture Program

June 8, 2018 Amrit Singh

A ruling from the European Court of Human Rights requires Romania to finally acknowledge that it hosted a secret CIA prison on its territory between 2003 and 2005.

Monitoring the Use of Electronic Monitoring

March 22, 2018 James Kilgore

The use of electronic monitoring has doubled in recent years. But nobody’s watching the watchers. New guidelines can help restore the rights of those under state surveillance.