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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

Open Society Voices

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.

Early Days for Digital Media in Morocco

December 3, 2012 | Eleanor Kelly, Bouziane Zaid

Digital media in Morocco continues to advance. With 105 percent mobile phone penetration in the country and a growing appetite for online news more change is on the way.

News Digest: Hundreds of Websites Blocked in India

August 24, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is about the Indian government’s decision to block hundreds of websites for fear they are inciting racial hatred.

Introducing the 2013 Moving Walls Photographers

July 17, 2012 | Amy Yenkin

Meet the latest documentary photographers chosen for Moving Walls, an exhibition produced by the Open Society Foundations that features in-depth explorations of human rights and social issues.

Slow Progress for Gay Rights at the United Nations, Part 2

March 12, 2012 | Sebastian Kohn
I previously expressed dismay and pessimism about the "progress" on LGBT rights at the United Nations. Unfortunately my fears were well-founded and the Human Rights Council debate on March 7 on the topic was a circus.

Pictures of Atrocity: Turning Video Footage into Evidence of War Crimes

March 7, 2012 | Alison Cole

Footage being collected in Syria by smart phones and video cameras has the potential to provide documentation which could serve as critical evidence in future criminal trials.

Italy’s Migrant Interception Faces European Court Scrutiny

February 21, 2012 | Costanza Hermanin

The European Court of Human Rights will rule on Thursday on the case of Somali and Eritrean migrants who were sent back to Libya in 2009 after being intercepted in the Mediterranean by Italian Customs and Coastguard vessels.

A Sign of Hope

November 2, 2011 | Sarah Wikenczy

This year's Nobel Peace Prize was a refreshing acknowledgment of courageous female leaders who are struggling for a peaceful way forward where women and men are provided equal opportunities to flourish in society.

Justice in Libya: the Hybrid Court Option

October 26, 2011 | Alison Cole

The latest twist in the saga of the fall of the Qaddafi regime has again focused attention on the relationship between Libya and the International Criminal Court, and on the broad question of how to obtain accountability for national and international crimes.

Justice in Libya: Qaddafi's Death is Not the End of the Story

October 20, 2011 | Tracey Gurd

Muammar al-Qaddafi's demise only further underscores the importance and urgency of capturing the two remaining fugitives from international justice—his son, Saif al-Islam, and his head of Military Intelligence, Colonel Abdullah Al-Senussi.

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