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How Drug Courts Are Falling Short

June 7, 2017Christine Mehta
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The Roma Are Their Own Best Advocates

June 13, 2017George Soros

Open Society Voices

No One—Not Even the President—Can Declare Torture Lawful

October 31, 2016 | Baher Azmy

The Fourth Circuit just rendered the most definitive appellate court opinion proclaiming the illegality of torture since 9/11.

A Photo Exhibit Explores Life in the “Urban Now”

October 27, 2016 | Yukiko Yamagata

The collaboration between a photographer and an anthropologist takes viewers inside Congo’s urban spaces.

Congress Has a Chance to Restore—and Strengthen—the Voting Rights Act

October 26, 2016 | Julie Fernandes

Since it was gutted by the Supreme Court, evidence of voting discrimination has emerged. Two bills before congress could fix that.

Where Europe’s Migrants Wait

October 25, 2016 | Sara Prestianni

As authorities begin clearing France’s largest informal refugee camp, a photo series explores the “jungles” created by Europe’s dysfunctional migration policies.

Why Breaking the Silence Needs the Right to Keep Silent

October 24, 2016 | Daniel Simons

An Israeli rights group used testimony from soldiers to bring to light abuses in Gaza and the occupied West Bank; now it is under legal pressure to expose its sources.

The European Union Embraces a Common Approach to Legal Aid

October 19, 2016 | Zaza Namoradze

A new directive establishes minimum standards on legal aid, and caps a successful effort to standardize criminal justice procedures across member states.

How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016 | Yael Stein

When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.

Death Threats in Haiti

October 13, 2016 | Chris Stone

Amid natural disaster and threats of violence, our foundation in Haiti continues working to create the zones of freedom on which open society depends.

Q&A: Zones Where No One Has Guns—Not Even the Police

October 12, 2016

What if cities carved out spaces where no one—including cops—could carry firearms?

How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016 | Thomas Lohninger

When telecom companies launched an assault on net neutrality, a coalition of advocates fought back with an historic response.

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