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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

Open Society Voices

Nigeria’s Bold Legislative Agenda for Pretrial Justice Reform

July 23, 2015 | by Stanley Ibe

A new law on the administration of justice in Nigeria offers an unprecedented opportunity to address fundamental problems with the pretrial process.

How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015 | by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte

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.

Case Watch: European Court Urges Italy to Legally Recognize Same-Sex Relationships

July 22, 2015 | by Zsolt Bobis

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.

Grantee Spotlight

Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

July 22, 2015 | by Samina Naz

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.

True or False? Fact-Checking Journalism Is Booming.

July 22, 2015 | by Sameer Padania

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.

The Failed U.S. Transparency Law That’s Killing Angola’s Economy

July 21, 2015 | by Elias Isaac

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 Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015 | by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas

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.

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 | by Sarah Pray

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

Case Watch: Roma Ruling Advances Antidiscrimination Protections in the European Union

July 16, 2015 | by Zsuzsanna Nyitray, Simon Cox

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 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Rights of Pretrial Detainees

July 16, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska

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.