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Keep Kids Off the Sex Offender Registry

October 6, 2015 | by Eli Lehrer

When it comes to making minors register as sex offenders, the costs to communities far outweigh the benefits.

Federal Prisoners Decline, but It’s Not a Trend Yet

October 5, 2015 | by Jeremy Haile

The number of individuals in federal prison reached a record low last year. More can be done to make sure that trend continues.

For Croatians, the Refugee Crisis Is Personal

October 2, 2015 | by Tin Gazivoda

During the wars of the 1990s, Croatia took in half a million displaced people, a memory that still lives on today as Europe’s refugees reach its borders.

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A Social Justice Advocate’s Winding Path to Public Health

October 1, 2015 | by Mindy Eve Myers

Dr. Vicki Breitbart’s career path has taken many twists and turns, but a belief in the importance of civil society has always served as its guide.

Why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Need Good Drug Policy

October 1, 2015 | by Ursula Sanchez

From gender inequality to land rights, the factors that fuel the illicit drug market are also development issues, which is why drug policy must be included in the SDGs.

What You Need to Know About the Refugee Crisis in Hungary

September 30, 2015 | by Márta Pardavi, Gábor Gyulai

Inflammatory rhetoric about the refugees in Hungary is distorting a situation that’s not nearly as out of control as portrayed.

Case Watch: Will the EU’s Top Court Outlaw Mass Surveillance?

September 29, 2015 | by Simon Cox

U.S. domestic surveillance practices, exposed by Edward Snowden, present a profound legal challenge to the European Union's data protection regime.

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“Artivism” Gets a 21st-Century Makeover

September 28, 2015 | by Alan Jenkins

Artists are taking on police bias, criminal justice reform, and equal opportunity, as voices old and new tell fresh stories and organize for change.

Reaching the Moveable Middle on Abortion in Latin America

September 28, 2015 | by Mónica Roa

Bit by bit, Latin American countries are legalizing access to abortion. But all to often, women find it next to impossible to exercise those rights.

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From Hungary to Austria on Foot

September 25, 2015 | by Tamás Richárd Bodoky

An investigative journalist joins the migrants traveling through Hungary by foot, and finds acts of kindness amid the chaos.