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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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The Supreme Court Won’t Stop the Fight for Justice for Immigrants

June 24, 2016 | Marielena Hincapié

We must mobilize to fight for true and lasting changes to immigration policy to allow all people, regardless of where we were born, to contribute fully to our communities.

A Harsher Sentence for Brock Turner Will Not Bring Justice

June 15, 2016 | Sarah Baker

The public is rightfully outraged over the leniency shown to the white Stanford student convicted of rape. Let’s channel that anger towards forging a new notion of justice.

After Orlando, the Struggle Against Hate Continues

June 13, 2016 | Michael Heflin

We are all bound to one another by our humanity. When that humanity is struck down in one place, we are all made more vulnerable.

Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

June 13, 2016 | Shaharzad Akbar

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

The Enduring Toll of Civilian Harm

June 7, 2016 | Rachel Reid

The United States discovered the true costs that civilian casualties had on its efforts in Afghanistan. It shouldn’t have to learn those lessons again.

Q&A: Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

May 27, 2016

By recognizing why people with addictions make the choices they do, policy makers can see the futility of punitive drug policies.

Chelsea Manning’s 35-Year Sentence: Far Beyond All Norms

May 19, 2016 | Sandra Coliver

In a comparable case in Israel, a young woman soldier was given three-and-a-half years in prison, while a British intelligence officer received just six months after releasing “highly sensitive” documents.

Will Canada’s Ruling on Drug Sentences Set the Stage for Further Reforms?

May 9, 2016 | Cécile Kazatchkine

Canada’s Supreme Court has struck down mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses. Advocates hope it’s just the beginning.

Virginia Topples a Relic of Colonial-Era Disenfranchisement

April 26, 2016 | Marc Mauer

Last week, the governor of Virginia ended the disenfranchisement of people convicted of felonies, one of the last groups still denied the right to vote.

A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 | Donysha Smith

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

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