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Pardons are Not a Solution to Prison Overcrowding

August 16, 2012 | Kersty McCourt, Marina Ilminska

The first half of 2012 brought a bumper crop of prison pardons. But they are not an effective way of managing prison populations.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender: Human Rights Are Human Rights

December 16, 2011 | David Scamell

A landmark report by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights documents serious human rights abuses against sexual and gender minorities worldwide.

What Do Torture and Drugs Have in Common?

June 24, 2011 | Roxanne Saucier

Over the past decade, governments have increasingly turned to arbitrary detention, cruelty, and even torture in order to combat drug abuse.