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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

In Katrina’s Wake, Criminal Justice Reform Takes Hold in New Orleans

August 27, 2015 | by Norris Henderson

When Hurricane Katrina hit, the justice system in New Orleans had completely broken down. We looked at the court system, the police department, the jail—and started talking about how to fix things.

A Human Rights Treaty Finally Recognizes the Right to Palliative Care

August 24, 2015 | by Gabriela B. de Luca

Latin American signatories to a groundbreaking resolution vow to provide pain medication, psychological services, and other support to dying patients.

The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015 | by Kathleen Foley

As a board member for the Project on Death in America, Burt worked tirelessly to transform the culture of dying in the United States.

How the United States Makes Corruption in Africa Worse

August 18, 2015 | by Toby Shepard

A year after a summit that was supposed to spark reform, illicit financial flows continue to plague Africa—and lax U.S. financial regulations are partly to blame.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 | by Richard Weir

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

Grantee Spotlight

Separating Fact from Fiction in the Cannabis Debate

August 12, 2015 | by Dan Werb

With the rapid movement on cannabis regulation happening around the world, it’s more important than ever that the public gets the hard facts.

Activist’s Murder Adds to a History of Atrocities in Mexico’s Guerrero State

August 11, 2015 | by Eric Witte

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco, who led searches to find unmarked graves and identify the remains of those who have disappeared in Mexico's Guerrero state, was found shot to death.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 | by Shaharzad Akbar

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

Remembering the Terrorism at Oak Creek

August 11, 2015 | by Amardeep Singh

The federal system for countering violent extremism suffers from the same stubborn racial and cultural bias that permeates America.

Grantee Spotlight

For Slovakia, Lessons in Effective Activism

August 10, 2015 | by Fedor Blaščák

Civil society in Slovakia has suffered in the wake of the financial crisis. But a tax system unlike any in the world is helping to shape its revival.

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