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What You Need to Know About the Refugee Crisis in Hungary

September 30, 2015by Márta Pardavi, Gábor Gyulai

Open Society Voices

With Upcoming Election, Tanzania Shows the Limits of “Good Enough Governance”

September 17, 2015 | by Bram Dijkstra, Marta Martinelli

For half a century, Tanzania’s ruling party has clung to power. But a legitimate opposition coalition may mount a significant challenge this October.

Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska

The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.

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.

Nigeria’s Bold Legislative Agenda for Pretrial Justice Reform

July 23, 2015 | by Stanley Ibe

A new law on the administration of justice in Nigeria offers an unprecedented opportunity to address fundamental problems with the pretrial process.

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 | by Sarah Pray

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

Grantee Spotlight

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

July 14, 2015 | by Primah Kwagala

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

Can the Poor Survive in Oil-Rich Uganda?

July 9, 2015 | by Richard Mugisha

The discovery of massive oil reserves in Uganda has touched off a battle for land and resources, with the rights of the poor hanging in the balance.

Grantee Spotlight

Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films

June 26, 2015 | by Stefano Liberti

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

African Court Orders Remedies and Damages in Case of Murdered Journalist

June 9, 2015 | by Chidi Odinkalu

Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 | by Peter Noorlander

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.