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Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015by Marina Ilminska

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Civil Society Steps In to Support the Hungary Train Station Refugees

September 4, 2015 | by Antonia Zafeiri

The situation in Budapest is growing desperate as thousands attempt to enter Europe to escape persecution. In the absence of government support, civil society is stepping in.

Agenda 2030: Recognition for the Role of Justice and Governance in Sustainable Development

September 2, 2015 | by Aidan Harris

The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to both complete the work of the Millennium Development Goals and to tackle some of their failures.

How Obama Can Shed Light on Dark Money in Politics

September 2, 2015 | by Lisa Gilbert

An executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political giving would improve the lives of poor people and communities of color.

How the United States Makes Corruption in Africa Worse

August 18, 2015 | by Toby Shepard

A year after a summit that was supposed to spark reform, illicit financial flows continue to plague Africa—and lax U.S. financial regulations are partly to blame.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 | by Richard Weir

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 | by Shaharzad Akbar

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

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For Slovakia, Lessons in Effective Activism

August 10, 2015 | by Fedor Blaščák

Civil society in Slovakia has suffered in the wake of the financial crisis. But a tax system unlike any in the world is helping to shape its revival.

Our Commitment to an Open Society in Russia

August 7, 2015 | by Chris Stone

It has been more than a quarter-century since the Open Society Foundations began work in Russia to support the aspirations of the Russian people. Despite recent events, those efforts persist today.

Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

July 28, 2015 | by Violeta Naydenova

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015 | by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte

Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.