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How Access to Justice Can Stop a Problem from Turning into a Crisis

February 17, 2017Peter Chapman, Zaza Namoradze

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How Mexican Human Rights Lawyers Found a New Route to Accountability

February 21, 2017 | Adriana García , Mercedes Melon

Mexican federal prosecutors must apologize to three indigenous women who were maliciously prosecuted and jailed—in a case that charts a new route to accountability.

A Flourishing in the Deserts of Afghanistan. But for How Long?

February 21, 2017 | David Mansfield

A photo exhibition looks at the human stories driving a tenuous environmental revolution in Afghanistan.

How Access to Justice Can Stop a Problem from Turning into a Crisis

February 17, 2017 | Peter Chapman, Zaza Namoradze

To shape effective policy, we need to know more about the direct and indirect social and economic costs of unresolved legal problems.

Q&A: The Missing Voices in the Immigration Debate

February 16, 2017

A new study shows the media is paying more attention to immigrants in detention—but migrants’ stories are too often overlooked.

Q&A: Lawyers on the Margins Find Creative Ways to Help Their Clients—and Each Other

February 13, 2017

Given worrying recent trends, the need for specialized legal assistance to vulnerable groups continues to grow. But this collaborative network of peers is rising to the challenge.

A Victory for the Truth about Mexico’s “Dirty War”

February 8, 2017 | Mariana Mas

A ruling from Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice has given an important boost to those who want a proper accounting for abuses that included forced disappearances.

As U.S. States Decriminalize Marijuana, Mexico’s Drug War Rages On

February 6, 2017 | Froylán Enciso, Brenda Pérez

Decriminalization has brought an array of benefits to the United States, but not always to Mexico.

EU Plan on Migration Will Only Give North Africans More Reason to Flee

February 6, 2017 | Srdjan Cvijic

Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.

Latin America’s Environmental Defenders Find Themselves in the Crosshairs

February 3, 2017 | Ana Paula Hernández

Of the 185 environmental activists killed worldwide in 2015, 122 were in Latin America.

“Rogues” and “Vagabonds” No More: Ending Africa’s Imperial Legacy of Absurd Petty Offenses

February 3, 2017 | Louise Ehlers

Archaic colonial era laws originally imposed to control local populations still endure in Africa, allowing police to harass and arrest people who have done nothing wrong.

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