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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: How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

Rosa Brooks discusses her new book, which examines what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased.

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Time for Transparency in the Machinery of Global Rights

A drive for transparency over the selection of the next UN Secretary General reflects similar efforts by civil society in the global human rights system.

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Fueling Economic Advancement and Empowerment Through Land Rights  

This discussion examines the importance of land rights to open society priorities, how land rights create a foundation for other interventions, and the opportunities and challenges facing a growing land rights movement.

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Legal Access for All: But Who Pays for It?

If the vision of equal access to justice for all is to become a reality, more countries around the world will need a sustainable nationwide system for legal services.

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Mexico’s Crisis of Impunity  

The latest episode of our Talking Justice podcast examines Mexico’s search for accountability for atrocities carried out not just by criminal gangs but by federal and state forces.

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EU Directive on Combating Terrorism: A Roundtable Event

The EU is in the final stages of negotiating a new directive on combating terrorism. This roundtable meeting will inform and raise concerns ahead of trilogue negotiations and the adoption of the directive.