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How Drug Courts Are Falling Short

June 7, 2017Christine Mehta

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Why a Trial in Paris Marks a Milestone for Anticorruption Activists

June 16, 2017 | Shirley Pouget

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea faces charges of investing funds in France misappropriated from the national treasury in a precedent-setting trial in France.

Italians Have a Right to Accountable Government

June 14, 2017 | Claudio Cesarano, Elisa Murgese

Italy’s freedom of information law has been in force since December. So why are government officials still refusing to answer Italians’ basic questions?

Caught on Film: What the Law Says About Filming the Police in Europe

June 8, 2017 | Roxane Cassehgari, Daniel Simons

The rise of social media and easily shareable video allows members of the public to film interactions with the police. But across Europe, this is now increasingly a contested issue.

Moving Beyond Institutions and Supporting Independent Living in Europe

June 8, 2017 | Katharine Boaden

A new documentary shows how deinstitutionalization has transformed the lives of people with disabilities—and underscores the importance of EU funding for independent living.

A New Campaign Against Latin America’s Epidemic of Homicide

May 23, 2017 | Michelle Marinho, Dandara Tinoco

To reduce the region’s terrible levels of violence, more than two-dozen Latin American organizations, across multiple countries, are banding together to create real policy solutions.

Facing Europe’s Crisis of Alienation and Mistrust

May 10, 2017 | Andrej Nosko

The European Union won’t resolve its many problems until elites begin to listen and talk to regular people.

How Will Today’s Aging Voters Shape Tomorrow’s Democracies?

May 4, 2017 | Carlos Delclós

Amid a series of divisive political campaigns, media depictions of the young as idealistic and full of hope and the elderly as fearful and nostalgic are remarkably common. But is this actually the case?

An American’s Death in Ukraine Is a Wake-Up Call for Russia and the West

May 3, 2017 | Alex Johnson

Unless the United States and its allies increase diplomatic pressure on Moscow, the violence in Ukraine will continue to kill innocent people.

After the Earthquake, Nepal Can Build a Better Future for All

April 25, 2017 | Som Niroula, Neetu Pokharel

Listening to the voices of those most affected is vital for successful reconstruction after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Ukraine Fights Its Shortfall of Trust in Education

April 24, 2017 | Andreas Schleicher

An ambitious effort is underway to strengthen the country’s educational institutions and change incentive structures to address corruption.

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