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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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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.

Five Migrants Struggle and Thrive in Italy’s Chaotic Reception System

September 30, 2016 | Stefano Liberti

A series of short films shows a dysfunctional patchwork of migrant reception centers—and the lives of those forced to navigate it.

In the EU, One in Five People in Prison Haven’t Yet Been Found Guilty of Any Crime

September 23, 2016 | Alex Mik

Why are courts using pretrial detention as a first resort rather than a last one?

In a Postfact World, German Journalists Welcome a Trove of Migration Data

September 22, 2016 | Rana Göroglu

How an organization became a one-stop shop for reporters by furnishing fact-based information on migrants and refugees.

How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools

September 14, 2016 | Miroslav Klempar

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.

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