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How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016Yael Stein
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How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016Thomas Lohninger

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The European Union Embraces a Common Approach to Legal Aid

October 19, 2016 | Zaza Namoradze

A new European Union directive establishes minimum standards on legal aid, and caps a successful effort to standardize criminal justice procedures across member states.

How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016 | Yael Stein

When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.

Q&A: Zones Where No One Has Guns—Not Even the Police

October 12, 2016

What if cities carved out spaces where no one—including cops—could carry firearms?

Let’s Reduce, Not Reform, Policing in America

October 6, 2016 | Rachel Herzing

It’s time to imagine how we can shrink the size and scope of police forces, reduce the number of gadgets at cops’ disposal, and constrain law enforcement’s ability to ensnare us.

Five Migrants Struggle and Thrive in Italy’s Chaotic Reception System

September 30, 2016 | Stefano Liberti

A series of short films shows a dysfunctional patchwork of migrant reception centers—and the lives of those forced to navigate it.

The Case against Stop-and-Frisk

September 30, 2016 | Vincent Warren

Stop and frisk failed in New York City—a lesson that should be heeded by any community considering its adoption.

Torture and False Testimony Leave Mexico on a Journey to Nowhere

September 26, 2016 | Eric Witte

Mexico's official version of the disappearance of 43 students two years ago has been left profoundly tainted by the widespread use of torture.

Q&A: The Problem with Charlotte’s Police

September 23, 2016

Local police have lagged behind the rest of the state in accountability and transparency—contributing to the unrest following Keith Scott’s death.

In the EU, One in Five People in Prison Haven’t Yet Been Found Guilty of Any Crime

September 23, 2016 | Alex Mik

Why are courts using pretrial detention as a first resort rather than a last one?

Breaking Down the Silos between Latin America’s Homicide Reduction Programs

September 22, 2016 | Ignacio Cano

A new initiative aims to map antihomicide efforts across the violence-plagued region.