A chaotic, dysfunctional system awaits young refugees entering Europe alone, pushing many of them onto the street or into forced labor.
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A new law on the administration of justice in Nigeria offers an unprecedented opportunity to address fundamental problems with the pretrial process.
Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.
The European Court of Human Rights has urged Italy to introduce a form of civil union or registered partnership to enable the legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
In a country where freedom of expression is sometimes criticized as a “Western construct,” one coalition is fighting to loosen Pakistan’s strict censorship laws.
Around the world, small squadrons of journalists who speed-check facts and figures are changing how media works—and holding public officials to their word.
Little has changed in the five years since the Dodd-Frank financial reform law was passed to stop elites in faraway countries from looting public treasuries.
The lack of government accountability is a major factor in Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. A homegrown alliance of civil society groups is stepping in to change this.
The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.
Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.
A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June has reinforced the principle that the authorities must protect prisoners in pretrial detention from the threat of violence.