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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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Five Steps the EU Must Take to Protect Civil Society

January 19, 2018 | Kersty McCourt, Natacha Kazatchkine

With attacks on the public space unfurling across the European Union, it is essential that the EU take swift and decisive action to protect the foundational values and institutions that undergird democracy.

The Three Currents Roiling the Waters of British Politics

January 19, 2018 | Sophie Gaston

The results from a series of focus groups with UK voters paint a picture of an electorate that is uneasy about politics, uncertain about the future, and nostalgic about a supposedly better recent past.

Q&A: Lessons from the Struggle for Albanian Roma’s Rights

January 18, 2018

A recent and critical victory for Albania’s Roma may provide marginalized communities around the world with a guide to defending their rights through broad, diverse, and flexible coalitions.

Making Legal History in the Fight for Fairer Redistricting

January 17, 2018 | Allison Riggs

A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.

A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018 | Gregory Czarnecki

In one of the least LGBTI-friendly countries in Europe, a new organization is helping young LGBTI people support one another, educate the public, and remove the oppressive weight of hatred, ignorance, and fear.

Legal Troubles in Spain Loom for Equatorial Guinea’s Autocratic Ruler

January 5, 2018 | Ken Hurwitz

The leading Spanish newspaper El Pais has reported that a long-running police investigation has exposed a series of corrupt arms deals carried out between Equatorial Guinea and Ukraine.

Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017 | Farhana Khera

Every year, millions of Americans travel to see loved ones. Under the Trump Administration’s travel ban, many Muslim Americans are grounded. The legal fight continues.

Sex Workers Demand Justice

December 22, 2017 | Julia Lukomnik

A recent tragedy in Queens, New York, served as a reminder of the criminal justice system's disregard for sex workers’ lives. It’s time for policymakers to prove they mean it when they champion human rights.

The Unresolved Legacy of CIA Torture

December 20, 2017 | Matthew Hawthorne

In the years since the so-called torture report’s release, U.S. views on the practice have turned increasingly partisan. To revive the bipartisan consensus against torture, advocates must remain active, focused, and vigilant.

Macedonia’s Lessons for Fighting HIV

December 11, 2017 | Andrej Senih

When a key funder pulled back, many advocates for people in Macedonia with HIV feared the worst. But thanks to a mix of grassroots advocacy and targeted political outreach, the fight against the epidemic continues.

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