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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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Why Europe Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Inequality

February 28, 2017 | Stefano Scarpetta

A new report sheds light on the driving forces behind the rising wealth gap. Left unaddressed, the divide won’t just affect those at the bottom; it will mean a more fractious and unstable future for all.

Baton Rape Case Fuels Anger over Racist Policing in France

February 23, 2017 | Lanna Hollo

The sexual assault with a police baton of Theo L., a 22-year-old black Frenchman, has provoked both protests and calls for fundamental reforms in French policing.

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.

Case Watch: How a Decision on Danish Naturalization Law Leaves Issues Unresolved

January 26, 2017 | Laura Bingham

A ruling from the European Court of Human Rights glosses over the human story of a torture survivor's long struggle with stupefying bureaucracy.

How a Holocaust Commemoration Can Be a Starting Point for Today’s Roma Advocacy

January 26, 2017 | Andrzej Mirga

When a critical mass of Roma citizens learn their history, they can forge their own sense of identity—and use it to inform their activism.

Greece’s Public Health Crisis Is Hitting Migrants Especially Hard

January 26, 2017 | Nicole Kakantoussi, Marios Atzemis

Two of the country’s most pressing challenges—migration and rising HIV rates—often affect the same people. One organization is tackling both.

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.

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