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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

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A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 | Donysha Smith

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

April 18, 2016 | Levente Lintényi

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

Colombia’s Peace Process Needs an Accountable Extractives Industry

April 14, 2016 | Andrés Hernández, Ana Carolína González

A lasting peace with FARC will require a well-functioning mining industry, which is based in the rural provinces where the guerrilla group operates.

The Investigative Journalism Collaboration That Produced the Panama Papers

April 8, 2016 | Maria Teresa Ronderos, Algirdas Lipstas

The bombshell reports detailing how offshore companies enable financial secrecy were made possible by a global effort of hundreds of journalists working in tandem.

The Message of the Panama Papers

April 6, 2016 | Julie McCarthy

The massive data leak reveals how vast amounts of wealth are secretly moved around the world. Now, political leaders must close the loopholes that allow this to happen.

Dealing a Blow to Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Public Spending Corruption

March 29, 2016 | Gavin Hayman
An online transparency tool that pulls back the curtain on public procurements is already saving the government money.

The Loophole That Lets the U.S. Government Fund the Use of Child Soldiers

March 28, 2016 | Charu Lata Hogg

Since 2008, it’s been illegal for the United States to support militaries that use child soldiers, but a special provision of the law effectively renders it toothless.

After Decades of Conflict, Colombia Could Finally Be on the Precipice of Peace

March 23, 2016 | María Victoria Llorente

Colombia is nearing a historic peace agreement with the leftist guerrilla group FARC, but will face many obstacles in implementing the deal.

Brussels’s Response to Attacks Under Scrutiny

March 22, 2016 | Neil Campbell

Two capitals in one: a joint Belgian and European response is how we defeat terrorism.

Paraguayans Embrace Their Right to Information

March 17, 2016 | Ezequiel Santagada

Paraguay’s new access to information law, enacted with the support of civil society organizations, has been used to uncover corruption across various government agencies.

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