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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

Why a Trial in Paris Marks a Milestone for Anticorruption Activists

June 16, 2017 | Shirley Pouget

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea faces charges of investing funds in France misappropriated from the national treasury in a precedent-setting trial in France.

EU Plan on Migration Will Only Give North Africans More Reason to Flee

February 6, 2017 | Srdjan Cvijic

Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.

In Zambia’s Contentious Election, the EU Finds a New Challenge

August 12, 2016 | Bram Dijkstra

The election in Zambia—a country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidation—is a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor.

A Bid for Greater Transparency on Refugees

June 20, 2016 | Gabriella Guido

Italy’s detention and identification centers for arriving migrants are poorly monitored and shielded from public view.

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.

Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films

June 26, 2015 | Stefano Liberti

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

October 3 Could Become an Official Day to Remember Fallen Migrants

May 13, 2015 | Tareke Brhane

Over 20,000 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe over the last two decades. A day to honor their memories could be much more than symbolic.

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

Why Violence Is Flaring at Europe’s Border Crossings

February 5, 2015 | Helena Maleno Garzón

A spate of fatal incidents at the EU’s southern border crossings reveals an increasingly aggressive approach to stopping migrants at any cost.

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