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Rule of Law

We work internationally to develop effective and accountable justice systems. Nationally, we support and train lawyers and community paralegals, and seek to make justice accessible to all.

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Book Launch—Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams

Author John Feffer discusses his new book about dashed hopes and dreams in Eastern Europe.

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How Data Is Helping in the Struggle for the Right to Education in South Africa

Winning a court ruling alone was not enough to ensure that schoolchildren in the impoverished Eastern Cape province of South Africa have decent desks and chairs.

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Putting Human Rights First

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.

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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s victory in this year’s election could represent a breakthrough for those working for a stronger, more independent judiciary in Kyrgyzstan.

Report
Strategic Litigation Impacts: Torture in Custody

This study looks at how activists in Argentina, Kenya, and Turkey have sought to use the courts to secure remedies for torture victims and survivors, bring those responsible to justice, and enforce and strengthen the law.

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Strengthening from Within: Law and Practice in the Selection of Human Rights Judges and Commissioners

This joint report shines a light on the processes that governments use to nominate and select human rights judges and commissioners.