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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera
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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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How Tunisia Can Be an Example of Good Governance to the Region—and Beyond

November 3, 2014 | Bana Sayeh

Amira Yahyaoui, a vocal opponent of the ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali and founder of a transparency organization, discusses Tunisia’s way forward.

An Uncertain Future for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

July 11, 2014 | Wendy Patten

As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, the future progress of women and girls is uncertain.

How to Protect Migrant Workers in Nepal

June 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Frantz

Nepali migrants are routinely cheated and forced into debt by recruitment agents. How can existing justice mechanisms be used to hold them accountable?

Delivering Access to Justice in the Mountains of Pakistan

June 9, 2014 | Lotta Teale

Two young women talk about their decision to train as community-based paralegals in Chitral, on Pakistan's remote northern border with Afghanistan.

How Access to Justice Is Helping Women in Northern Pakistan

May 28, 2014 | Lotta Teale

Community-based paralegals are helping young women and their families use the law to resolve problems arising from “down country” marriages.

Demolishing a Bedouin Village to Build an Israeli Town

May 15, 2014 | Suhad Bishara

The Israeli government plans to displace the Bedouin community of Umm el-Hieran. But the circumstances under which the Bedouin first arrived in the area lend their predicament a terrible absurdity.

Pakistani Law Helps Victims of Conflict, Sets Precedent

May 9, 2014 | Javed Rezayee, Christopher Rogers

More than 30,000 civilians have been killed in Pakistan since the September 11, 2001, attacks. Finally, there is a model for how their families can be compensated.

Overcoming Barriers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

March 19, 2014 | Lauren Frohne

For many Palestinians, getting to the next town—to go to work, to a hospital, to school—may as well be going to the other side of the moon. One Israeli group helps them overcome the barriers.

When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 | Trine Petersen

Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

Pakistani Prisoners Risk Languishing at Bagram

November 14, 2013 | Christopher Rogers

With the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan coming to an end, ongoing detentions at Bagram could jeopardize relations with Afghanistan at a critical time.

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