A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.
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Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.
Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.
In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.
Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.
West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.
Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.
The rise of drug trafficking is undermining institutions, health, and development efforts in West Africa. It's time for political leaders to change the ineffective policies that exacerbate the problem.
Less than one percent of global AIDS funding goes toward human rights work, even though we know it is critical to ending AIDS.
If U.S. and African governments are serious about using the summit to foster meaningful trade and development, civil society must be afforded a seat at the table.
Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. A novel approach to law enforcement is changing that.