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On paper, drug courts seem like a smart, progressive way to help people kick their dependence. But a recent report suggests they may do more harm than good.
Dr. Admir Mašić earned his PhD and became a successful research scientist. But two decades ago he wasn’t even allowed to enroll in school.
An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.
Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.
Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.
The government of Nepal is wrong to insist that all post-earthquake relief be channeled through the prime minister’s office.
The Leahy Law requires the U.S. government to withhold aid from foreign security forces that commit heinous crimes. A new guide helps human rights groups leverage the rule.
An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.
A new report details the abuse, humiliation, and lack of medical care endured by people seeking drug treatment in Puerto Rico.
The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.