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Documenting Racial Disparities in Police Use of Force

July 12, 2016 | Phillip Abita Goff

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

The Big Impact of the Little-Known “Recommendation 8”

July 11, 2016 | Iva Dobichina

A revision to a little-known financial regulation means that nonprofit organizations and civil society will soon be less vulnerable to illegitimate government crackdowns.

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.”

Are We Undercounting Work Done by Women?

July 5, 2016 | Naila Kabeer

Economic surveys that don’t take into account unpaid domestic work misrepresent a society’s labor activity—and diminish work done by women.

Turkey’s Extraordinary Resilience in a Year of Terror

June 30, 2016 | Gökçe Tüylüoğlu

The country continues to thrive despite multiple bomb attacks, including this week’s at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.

Legal Access for All: But Who Pays for It?

June 29, 2016 | Lotta Teale

If the vision of equal access to justice for all is to become a reality, more countries around the world will need a sustainable nationwide system for legal services.

In Nigeria, Many Anticorruption Policies—and Lots of Corruption, Too

June 29, 2016 | Joseph Amenaghawon, Udo Jude Ilo

The president has made fighting corruption a top priority. Why is progress so slow?

Grantee Spotlight

How the Israeli Military’s “Justice” System Shields an Illegal Occupation

June 29, 2016 | Hagai El-Ad

The farcical process not only fails to achieve justice for Palestinians killed or harmed by Israeli soldiers—it lends a sheen of false legitimacy to the occupation itself.

Mexico’s Crisis of Impunity

June 27, 2016 | Jonathan Birchall

The latest episode of our Talking Justice podcast examines Mexico’s search for accountability for atrocities carried out not just by criminal gangs but by federal and state forces.

Open Society in the Post-Brexit European Union

June 25, 2016 | Chris Stone

To realize the European Union’s original ambitions, those who are committed to open society principles must address the politics of fear.

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