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Uzbekistan’s Perfect Storm of Corruption

May 26, 2016 | by Jeff Goldstein

A new report examines corruption in the Central Asian state, where political and economic power have merged to create a hotbed of unscrupulous activity.

Why Institutions Fail to Recognize Human Rights Abuses

May 25, 2016 | by Adam Hug

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

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A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 | by 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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In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

April 18, 2016 | by Levente Lintényi

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

Colombia’s Peace Process Needs an Accountable Extractives Industry

April 14, 2016 | by Andrés Hernández, Ana Carolína González

A lasting peace with FARC will require a well-functioning mining industry, which is based in the rural provinces where the guerrilla group operates.

The Investigative Journalism Collaboration That Produced the Panama Papers

April 8, 2016 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos, Algirdas Lipstas

The bombshell reports detailing how offshore companies enable financial secrecy were made possible by a global effort of hundreds of journalists working in tandem.

The Message of the Panama Papers

April 6, 2016 | by Julie McCarthy

The massive data leak reveals how vast amounts of wealth are secretly moved around the world. Now, political leaders must close the loopholes that allow this to happen.

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Dealing a Blow to Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Public Spending Corruption

March 29, 2016 | by Gavin Hayman
An online transparency tool that pulls back the curtain on public procurements is already saving the government money.

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

March 28, 2016 | by 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.

The Experiment in International Justice That Brought Down a President

March 23, 2016 | by Jonathan Birchall

In this month’s Talking Justice podcast, we look at how a little-known UN commission helped expose the corruption scandal that ousted the president of Guatemala.

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