From independent investigative journalism to budget transparency initiatives to legal action, the Open Society Foundations support those who expose and challenge the abuse of political or institutional power for personal gain.
A Global Forcefield of Accountability
Magnitsky sanctions and their like have emerged as powerful tools for fighting corruption and upholding human rights. But some fixes are urgently needed to strengthen their ability to hold kleptocrats accountable.
Justice for Victims of the Beirut Blast
It has been two years since an apocalyptic explosion at Beirut’s port killed hundreds and wounded thousands. One lawyer’s quest for justice in a land where it is hard to find.
Time to Shut Down Dirty Money’s “London Laundromat”
The UK’s move to strengthen anti–money laundering rules will also require well-funded enforcement.
Q&A: Watching the Watchers during a Pandemic
With states around the world embracing surveillance technology against COVID-19, civil society groups must step up to ensure that individual rights and anticorruption laws are not sacrificed for the sake of an easy fix.
An Iraq for All Iraqis
Protests in Iraq over corruption and joblessness are about more than the current’s failures. They are the expression of a rising generation’s desire to move beyond a spoils system based on ethnicity and sect.
A New Puerto Rico
“We’re More, and We’re Not Afraid”
It’s been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. In the time since, historic protests have forced a hated governor from office—inaugurating a new era of reform and political mobilization.
Q&A: Marielle Franco’s Enduring Legacy
Marielle Franco’s sister, Anielle, remembers her sister, her work for a better Brazil, and her legacy of fighting for marginalized women and girls.
A New Beginning
For a Better Future, Sudan Must Confront Its Past
With Omar al-Bashir no longer in power, the temptation to move beyond his regime’s crimes is understandable. But unless Sudan grapples with its past, it risks trading one corrupt dictatorship for another.