The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.
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Local police have lagged behind the rest of the state in accountability and transparency—contributing to the unrest following Keith Scott’s death.
Any serious conversations about reducing the prison population must include a debate about the need to redefine violent crime.
A Supreme Court justice’s arguments make for powerful reading, given the troubled state of relations between the police and African American communities across the country.
A series of court rulings ensures hundreds of thousands of eligible voters will be able to exercise their rights at the polls this November.
An initiative aims to help marginalized groups cooperate—and learn from each other.
A drive for transparency over the selection of the next UN Secretary General reflects similar efforts by civil society in the global human rights system.
Peaceful protests are the opposite of violence, not the cause of violence.
The estimates of how many people have been killed by U.S. drones since 2009 will allow the American public to ask better questions about the uses and limitations of this new technology.
Recent police shootings demand a hard analysis of the intersections where race and law enforcement meet.
Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”