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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 the “Model Minority” Myth Made Incarceration Harder for One Chinese Immigrant

April 12, 2016 | Donysha Smith

For many incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islanders, prison is often made tougher by the fact that their identity is not always recognized.

Who Counts? All of Us, Says the Supreme Court

April 11, 2016 | Erica Teasley Linnick

A unanimous decision by an oft-divided court just affirmed a bedrock principle of American democracy: the government represents everyone.

Students in Puerto Rico Defend Their Right to Affordable Education

April 7, 2016 | Karina Claudio Betancourt

As funding for education is slashed, students and professors in Puerto Rico are emerging as the frontline critics of austerity.

The Loophole That Lets the U.S. Government Fund the Use of Child Soldiers

March 28, 2016 | Charu Lata Hogg

Since 2008, it’s been illegal for the United States to support militaries that use child soldiers, but a special provision of the law effectively renders it toothless.

Why President Obama Must Go to UNGASS

March 9, 2016 | Jasmine Tyler

Only by joining the world's leaders at the UN's meeting on global drug policy can Obama signal his seriousness about reform.

Could the “Ithaca Plan” Become a Model for Harm Reduction in America?

March 3, 2016 | Matthew Wilson

The small city of Ithaca, New York, just launched one of the most innovative approaches to drug use anywhere in the United States.

What Scalia Would Have Wanted the Senate to Do

February 26, 2016 | Danyelle Solomon

Justice Scalia decried the intrusion of politics into judicial appointments. The Senate should follow his lead.

Hope for Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations

February 9, 2016 | Kellen Russionello

A new program in California could vastly improve both health and criminal justice outcomes for the state’s most vulnerable populations.

A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016 | Marsha Levick

With dizzying speed, the Supreme Court has created a better justice system for juveniles.

Creating Sustainable Farms, One Abandoned Prison at a Time

January 28, 2016 | Donysha Smith

In this Soros Justice Fellow’s initiative, guard towers become climbing walls, jail cells sprout organic gardens, and at-risk youth cultivate a brighter future.

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