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How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

August 1, 2016Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez
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As U.S. Elections Near, a String of Voting Rights Victories

August 17, 2016Erica Teasley Linnick
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The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016Deepa Iyer
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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.

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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.”

The Supreme Court Won’t Stop the Fight for Justice for Immigrants

June 24, 2016 | Marielena Hincapié

We must mobilize to fight for true and lasting changes to immigration policy to allow all people, regardless of where we were born, to contribute fully to our communities.

A Harsher Sentence for Brock Turner Will Not Bring Justice

June 15, 2016 | Sarah Baker

The public is rightfully outraged over the leniency shown to the white Stanford student convicted of rape. Let’s channel that anger towards forging a new notion of justice.

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