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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 General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | Chris Stone

General Balananda Sharma of the Nepalese Army, who led the demobilization of combatants after Nepal’s civil war, offers a roadmap for other countries trying to do the same.

Mass Executions of Drug Offenders Won’t Help Indonesia

January 23, 2015 | Ricky Gunawan, Ajeng Larasati

On January 18, six people convicted of drug crimes were put to death in Indonesia, perhaps signaling a brutal escalation of the country’s war against drugs.

How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life

January 22, 2015 | Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

A collaboration between government and civil society groups is making sure that every citizen of Nepal can access the documentation that grants them their basic rights.

Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics

December 22, 2014 | Sebastian Krueger

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

Access to Justice Should Be a Development Priority

December 17, 2014 | Erna Witoelar, Alvon Palma

Indonesia should support the inclusion of justice targets in the new set of development goals being negotiated at the UN.

Moving the Needle on Drug Policy in Asia

November 18, 2014 | Takayuki Harada

Asia boasts some of the harshest laws in the world; however, there are regional pioneers that are charting new courses on drug policy.

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014 | Anna Overstrom-Coleman

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders Twice: A Guide for the Perplexed

October 17, 2014 | Heather Ryan

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has begun a second trial on charges including genocide of two aged former Khmer Rouge senior leaders although both have already received life sentences for other crimes against humanity.

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

August 13, 2014 | Sandra Coliver

The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014 | Chuck Leung

Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin looks at the human faces behind China’s massive and rapid urbanization.

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