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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

Open Society Voices

Putting Rio de Janeiro’s Maré on the Map

November 16, 2017 | Sarah Evans

For decades, Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, was impossible to find on a map. But thanks in part to a local development association, its residents aren’t invisible anymore—and are ready to defend their human rights.

Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017 | Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell

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

Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017 | Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil

A surge in the anti-establishment vote in October’s elections has left the long struggle to end segregation of Roma children in Czech schools on uncertain ground.

Q&A: Looking for Answers on Law Enforcement Killings

November 9, 2017

According to a new study from Harvard, there is scant publicly available data on how many people are killed by police. What is there, however, is worrying—which is all the more reason why more data and research is needed.

Q&A: The Open Society Foundations in a Changing Europe

November 8, 2017

After nearly a decade of economic and political upheaval, the need to revive the EU is clear. Here’s what the Open Society Foundations are doing to help.

After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017 | John Henneberger

The unprecedented government funds to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey offer a unique opportunity to make a major down payment on equity.

Who Picks the Judges? On International Tribunals, Secrecy Too Often Prevails

November 3, 2017 | Christian De Vos

A new report looks at the often opaque processes surrounding the selection of judges and commissioners for human rights tribunals in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Why Dirty Money Is a Feminist Issue

November 2, 2017 | Virginia Rodríguez, Corina Rodríguez Enríquez

Their connection to feminism may not be obvious, but issues such as tax evasion and money laundering are ultimately about women’s rights. Because when austerity and inequality combine, it’s women and girls who suffer.

Dutch Antiterrorism Detention Units Fall Short on Human Rights

October 30, 2017 | Jonathan Horowitz

Both suspects and convicted prisoners alike face long hours of solitary detention, strip searches, and restrictions on family visits, with no prospect of review.

The Truth About Terror and Youth Radicalization

October 27, 2017 | Cristina Goni

As concerns grow about the influence of social media and the internet in radicalizing young people, it’s vital to separate the myths from the facts.

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