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The Problem with Charlotte’s Police

September 23, 2016 | Thomas Watson

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

America Can’t Reduce Incarceration without Addressing Violent Crime

September 1, 2016 | Marc Schindler

Any serious conversations about reducing the prison population must include a debate about the need to redefine violent crime.

Case Watch: Justice Sotomayor Highlights Impact of Biased Policing

August 22, 2016 | Michael Youhana

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.

As U.S. Elections Near, a String of Voting Rights Victories

August 17, 2016 | Erica Teasley Linnick

A series of court rulings ensures hundreds of thousands of eligible voters will be able to exercise their rights at the polls this November.

Grantee Spotlight

The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016 | Deepa Iyer

An initiative aims to help marginalized groups cooperate—and learn from each other.

Time for Transparency in the Machinery of Global Rights

August 9, 2016 | Christian De Vos

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.

The Need for Action on Policing and Racial Justice after Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016 | Chris Stone

Peaceful protests are the opposite of violence, not the cause of violence.

Obama’s New Drone Policy Is a Step Forward for Transparency

July 15, 2016 | Toby Shepard

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.

Documenting Racial Disparities in Police Use of Force

July 12, 2016 | Phillip Atiba Goff

Recent police shootings demand a hard analysis of the intersections where race and law enforcement meet.

The Hidden Consequences of Forcing Women to Travel for Abortions

July 7, 2016 | Elisa Leilani Slattery

Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”

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