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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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Freedom of Information in India: Two Million Requests. Now What?

April 17, 2013 | Emi MacLean

What do you get when the world’s largest democracy passes a right to information law? We visited the New Delhi office of information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi to find out.

Women, Violence, and Burma: Reporting from the Frontlines in Kachin State

April 9, 2013 | Zaynab Nawaz, Meghan O’Connor

People in Kachin State in Burma continue to endure devastating violence and human rights abuses. With limited humanitarian assistance available, local groups like the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand are responding.

Burma in Transition

February 28, 2013 | Zaw Zaw, Jeffrey Stein

Despite positive developments in Burma, the country remains mired in conflict. These photographs present a snapshot of life in Burma today, highlighting the causes for hope and progress and the immense challenges that remain.

Justice Eludes Journalists in Pakistan

February 14, 2013 | Asad Khalid Baig

In one of the world’s most deadly countries for journalists, it’s not a lack of legal procedures but a lack of political will that is hindering the investigation and prosecution of threats to reporters.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Closed Negotiations Against the Open Knowledge Economy

December 5, 2012 | Peter Maybarduk

U.S. proposals for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement, could compromise access to medicines and learning materials and limit internet speech throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Judicial Killing in the War on Drugs—The Death Penalty for Drug Offenses

November 26, 2012 | Ricky Gunawan

A new report reveals the scale executions for drug-related offences around the world and drug policy’s importance in the international debate on capital punishment.

Remembering Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price for Being Transgender

November 20, 2012 | Kellan Baker

Across the world, fear and discrimination push transgender people through the cracks in our social safety nets, and our health care and legal systems.

Human Rights and Drug Policy Education in Asia

October 18, 2012 | David Bewley-Taylor, Kasia Malinowska

The first ever course on human rights and drug policy in Asia at the Jodhpur National University concluded last month after training thirty-two students on the impact of drug laws on human rights protections.

Making the Case for Quality Education for All in Pakistan

September 11, 2012 | Nargis Sultana

Pakistan is slowly getting serious about education, and not before time. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), a citizen-led household survey about learning outcomes, is helping this change of outlook.

Ceremonies Can’t Hide Flawed Detention Policies in Afghanistan

September 10, 2012 | Christopher Rogers

Detention policy challenges persist as the United States hands over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan.

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