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For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016by Jonathan Cohen
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A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016by Marsha Levick
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The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

January 28, 2016by Shamil Ibragimov

Open Society Voices

Introducing Our New Podcast on International Justice and Human Rights

January 26, 2016 | by Jonathan Birchall

In the first episode of Open Society’s new monthly podcast, we examine the ICC trial of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast.

Once Refugees Reach Europe, How Much Farther Should They Go?

January 25, 2016 | by Madeline Garlick

Onward movement creates formidable challenges for states, asylum seekers, refugees, and the international protection system as a whole.

To Change Drug Policy, First Change the Way You Measure It

January 21, 2016 | by Dan Werb

Many governments are using the wrong metrics to evaluate their approach to drugs.

Two Milestones Put Romani Cultural Discourse in the Hands of Roma Themselves

January 15, 2016 | by Cayetano Fernandez

For too long, Romani studies have been dictated by non-Roma “experts.” In 2015, a pair of breakthrough achievements shifted that paradigm dramatically.

In Mexico, Many Deaths in Custody but Few Investigations

January 14, 2016 | by Adriana García

In Mexico, the problem of deaths in custody―and the failure to investigate them―is particularly acute.

Five Years After the Revolution, Tunisia’s Fragile Transition Still Inspires Hope

January 13, 2016 | by Ammar Abu Zayyad

Grim as the future may sometimes look, the country continues to work toward freedom and democracy.

Kyrgyzstan Enlists Hundreds of Doctors in Its Fight against Torture

January 13, 2016 | by Nuriana Kartanbaeva

For years, Kyrgyzstan’s government denied allegations of torture. Today, not only is it acknowledging the problem—it’s helping to train medical professionals to stop it.

Case Watch: How Three Recent ECHR Rulings Strengthen Arrest Rights in Europe

January 6, 2016 | by Jennifer Babaie

Three new rulings have the potential to serve as important and detailed advocacy tools both for those representing defendants in detention and those in law enforcement.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 | by Wahida Paikan

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.

Why the Space for Civic Engagement Is Shrinking

December 21, 2015 | by Chris Stone

Across the globe, governments are shutting down spaces for civic engagement. Watch a short film about why this is happening—and how civil society can unite to prevent it.

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