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Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015by Marina Ilminska
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Ukraine Investigates Health Care Abuses as Torture

September 1, 2015by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Open Society Voices

Ukraine Investigates Health Care Abuses as Torture

September 1, 2015 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Since deciding the Convention against Torture applies to health facilities, Ukraine has helped patients get the palliative care they need.

A Human Rights Treaty Finally Recognizes the Right to Palliative Care

August 24, 2015 | by Gabriela B. de Luca

Latin American signatories to a groundbreaking resolution vow to provide pain medication, psychological services, and other support to dying patients.

The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015 | by Kathleen Foley

As a board member for the Project on Death in America, Burt worked tirelessly to transform the culture of dying in the United States.

Grantee Spotlight

Separating Fact from Fiction in the Cannabis Debate

August 12, 2015 | by Dan Werb

With the rapid movement on cannabis regulation happening around the world, it’s more important than ever that the public gets the hard facts.

Ukraine’s Deadly Medicines Bottleneck

August 4, 2015 | by Daniel Wolfe

With the government turning its back on regions it has lost control of, dwindling medicine stockpiles in Ukraine threaten the lives of thousands.

Why Amnesty International Must Hold Firm in Its Support for Sex Workers

July 28, 2015 | by Sebastian Kohn

The global human rights group may support the decriminalization of sex work. Now, it faces criticism led, in part, by Hollywood celebrities.

Grantee Spotlight

Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

July 27, 2015 | by Mary Miller Flowers

In Latin America, the most perverse consequences of the drug war are borne by women.

Grantee Spotlight

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

July 14, 2015 | by Primah Kwagala

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

Injustice Is Bad for Your Health

July 8, 2015 | by Tamar Ezer

Violations of rights pose a fundamental threat to people’s health and well-being. Thankfully, programs that improve people’s access to justice can help.

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015 | by Lynn M. Paltrow

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

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