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“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017Kristen Bell

Open Society Voices

Case Watch: Europe’s Human Rights Court Delivers Mixed Ruling on Migrants Rights (Part Two)

January 17, 2017 | Simon Cox, Giulia Laganà

In Khlaifia v. Italy, Europe’s top human rights tribunal found that migrants in migration “hotspot” facilities in Italy are being detained outside the law.

How One Man Made Greece a More Welcoming Place for Refugees

January 17, 2017 | Manos Moschopoulos

When Vasilis Tsartsanis noticed Syrian refugees arriving in his town, he decided to help them, an act of kindness that would change their lives—and his own.

Why Cologne’s Police Shouldn’t Brag About Racially Profiling 900 New Year’s Eve Revelers

January 13, 2017 | Nick Glynn

Stopping violence requires good intelligence—provided by people who trust the police.

Case Watch: Europe’s Human Rights Court Delivers Mixed Ruling on Migrant Rights (Part One)

January 13, 2017 | Juliana Vengoechea, Simon Cox

In Khlaifia v. Italy, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights weakened protections against mass expulsions, while finding fault with Italy’s detention policy.

How One Courageous Whistle-Blower Exposed Corruption in Slovakia’s Government

December 20, 2016 | Gabriel Sipos

The story of an ordinary civil servant turned transparency pioneer.

A Victory in France in the Struggle against Racial Bias in Policing

November 14, 2016 | Lanna Hollo

A ruling from France’s top civil court affirmed that the police are subject to antidiscrimination laws, and set the stage for a change in policing practices.

Corruption in the Czech Republic Finally Meets Its Match

November 11, 2016 | Lukáš Kraus

Advocates and politicians are working together to change the way the country does business.

Where Europe’s Migrants Wait

October 25, 2016 | Sara Prestianni

As authorities begin clearing France’s largest informal refugee camp, a photo series explores the “jungles” created by Europe’s dysfunctional migration policies.

The European Union Embraces a Common Approach to Legal Aid

October 19, 2016 | Zaza Namoradze

A new directive establishes minimum standards on legal aid, and caps a successful effort to standardize criminal justice procedures across member states.

How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016 | Thomas Lohninger

When telecom companies launched an assault on net neutrality, a coalition of advocates fought back with an historic response.

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