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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

Taking Stock of Brexit

June 24, 2016 | Aidan Harris

The impact of the UK’s decision to quit the European Union will go far beyond an immediate loss of economic confidence, and may challenge the country’s historic faith in open society values.

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.

The Immigration Detention Puzzle

June 17, 2016 | Michael Flynn

Many countries have conflicting, secretive policies on detaining migrants and asylum seekers. More transparency would make these systems work better for everyone.

Case Watch: Italian Migrant Expulsion before the European Court of Human Rights

June 15, 2016 | Juliana Vengoechea

In the case Khalaifia v. Italy, the Grand Chamber of the ECHR will consider the due process rights and protections for migrants being subjected to deportation procedures.

Why Roma Integration Is a Rare Opportunity for the Western Balkans and Turkey

June 8, 2016 | Zeljko Jovanovic

On the heels of the Decade of Roma Inclusion, the Roma Integration 2020 initiative will differ from the preceding effort in key ways.

Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

Subverting the Media to Boost Support for LGBTI Rights

June 2, 2016 | Tin Gazivoda

Since outing herself on Croatia’s most popular TV show, Mima Simić has become a master at using the media to spread tolerance.

Why Institutions Fail to Recognize Human Rights Abuses

May 25, 2016 | Adam Hug

A recent report details the many reasons parliamentarians fail to notice or respond to serious human rights concerns.

Roma Journalists Are Rewriting Their Story

May 11, 2016 | Kremena Budinova

While mainstream news outlets traffic in stereotypes, Roma journalists are laying claim to a space of their own in a democratized media landscape.

A Last-Minute Court Ruling Could Prevent Future Roma Evictions

May 6, 2016 | Enrico Guida, Nicole Garbin

In a remarkable decision usually reserved for people being expelled from Europe, a court ruled that a Roma family’s eviction would amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.

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