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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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African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

January 29, 2016 | Tracey Gurd

Open Society Youth Fellow Tiffany Mugo talks about the digital media toolkit she’s developing to help an underrepresented community share its stories.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

When Does a Hospital Become a Jail? When You Can’t Afford the Bill

October 29, 2015 | Evelyne Opondo

After a Kenyan hospital detained two mothers after childbirth for nonpayment, it set in motion a landmark case with implications for human rights throughout the region.

All Too Familiar with the War on Drugs, Latin America Offers Advice to Africa

October 27, 2015 | Daniela Westphal Huber

At the center of the world’s illicit drug trade, Latin America is well positioned to teach other regions of the Global South what it’s learned about smarter drug policy.

With Upcoming Election, Tanzania Shows the Limits of “Good Enough Governance”

September 17, 2015 | Bram Dijkstra, Marta Martinelli

For half a century, Tanzania’s ruling party has clung to power. But a legitimate opposition coalition may mount a significant challenge this October.

Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015 | Marina Ilminska

The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.

How the United States Makes Corruption in Africa Worse

August 18, 2015 | Toby Shepard

A year after a summit that was supposed to spark reform, illicit financial flows continue to plague Africa—and lax U.S. financial regulations are partly to blame.

Nigeria’s Bold Legislative Agenda for Pretrial Justice Reform

July 23, 2015 | Stanley Ibe

A new law on the administration of justice in Nigeria offers an unprecedented opportunity to address fundamental problems with the pretrial process.

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 | Sarah Pray

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

July 14, 2015 | Primah Kwagala

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

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