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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

Rights & Justice

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In Katrina’s Wake, Criminal Justice Reform Takes Hold in New Orleans

August 27, 2015 | by Norris Henderson

When Hurricane Katrina hit, the justice system in New Orleans had completely broken down. We looked at the court system, the police department, the jail—and started talking about how to fix things.

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.

Activist’s Murder Adds to a History of Atrocities in Mexico’s Guerrero State

August 11, 2015 | by Eric Witte

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco, who led searches to find unmarked graves and identify the remains of those who have disappeared in Mexico's Guerrero state, was found shot to death.

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.

Remembering the Terrorism at Oak Creek

August 11, 2015 | by Amardeep Singh

The federal system for countering violent extremism suffers from the same stubborn racial and cultural bias that permeates America.

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.

Want to Slash Recidivism Rates? Educate the Incarcerated.

August 3, 2015 | by Christopher Scott, Nkechi Taifa

President Obama’s move to restore prisoners’ access to Pell Grants could be a game changer for reform.

Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

July 31, 2015 | by Delaine Le Bas, Tímea Junghaus

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

I Am Sandra Bland

July 30, 2015 | by Jasmine Mickens

My experience—and the tragedies in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, and too many other places to count—reminds us that race determines what kind of policing communities receive.

Washington’s Human Rights Award for Azimjan Askarov Sparks Kyrgyzstan’s Anger

July 30, 2015 | by Masha Lisitsyna, Alexandra Cherkasenko

An angry response from the government of Kyrgyzstan to a U.S. human rights award highlights its refusal to address the legacy of interethnic violence that erupted in the south of the country in 2010.

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