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How Drug Courts Are Falling Short

June 7, 2017Christine Mehta
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The Roma Are Their Own Best Advocates

June 13, 2017George Soros

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The United States’ Vital Role in the UN Human Rights Council

June 23, 2017 | Jerry Fowler

The UN Human Rights Council is one of the most important entities in the human rights community, as well as one of the principle means through which the United States influences human rights policy worldwide.

How Reproductive Justice Serves as a Model for Progressive Organizing

June 23, 2017 | Elisa Slattery

Groundswell Fund’s Naa Hammond explains why reproductive justice is about more than reproductive rights, and why movements for transformative change must be intersectional.

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.

The Roma Are Their Own Best Advocates

June 13, 2017 | George Soros

With the new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, there is finally a place where Roma can work together to promote their identity and self-esteem.

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.

The Dire Consequences of Slashing U.S. Global HIV Assistance

June 5, 2017 | Julia Greenberg

The Trump administration’s proposed cuts for programs devoted to fighting this disease would cost innocent lives as well as U.S. global influence.

It’s Time for Roma People to Speak for Themselves

June 2, 2017 | Tímea Junghaus

After enduring generations of stereotypes and other false depictions, Roma artists are working together to help their people tell their own story about their history, their art, and their contributions to European culture.

The False Promise of “End Demand” Laws

June 2, 2017 | Sebastian Kohn

Despite its recent popularity, it’s worth recognizing that the so-called Nordic model of criminalizing the purchasing of sex falls well short of what sex workers in Lyon, France, demanded more than 40 years ago.

On Wiktor Osiatyński and the Limits of Human Rights

May 31, 2017 | Chris Stone

Osiatyński was a scholar and a member of the Open Society Foundations Global Board. His greatest legacy, however, may be his prescient call for human rights advocates to adapt to an unsteady, globalized world.

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