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Criminal Justice

The Open Society Foundations support criminal justice reform around the world by developing alternatives to pretrial detention, broadening access to competent legal representation, and promoting new alliances for reform.

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Reimagining Drug Policy Through Artistic Expression: Museums, Marches, and More

A panel of activists and artists will discuss creative ways to push for reform through immersive events and imaginative experiences.

Open Society Institute–Baltimore 20th Anniversary with Vanita Gupta and Taylor Branch
This is the first of three special events marking Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s 20th anniversary.
Talking About Race: Mothers of the Movement Speak

A town hall discussion will be led by mothers who have lost children to police and gun violence.

Mexico’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing. It’s Time for a New Vision of Reform

Human rights advocates, as well as a diverse collection of artists and policymakers, are calling on the government to seek international support in order to reinvigorate a discredited justice system.

Film Screening and Discussion—RBG: A Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This documentary film examines the personal journey of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court.

Corruption that Kills: Why Mexico Needs an International Mechanism to Combat Impunity

This report argues Mexico needs an international response to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes.

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