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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

The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

January 28, 2016by Shamil Ibragimov

Open Society Voices

Why Snowden Won’t Get the Public Interest Defense He Deserves

June 24, 2015 | by Sandra Coliver

European members of parliament have called on the United States to give Edward Snowden a chance to defend his disclosures as being in the public interest.

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015 | by Lynn M. Paltrow

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

More Than a Decade after Kalashnikov, Russian Prisons Still Abysmal

June 24, 2015 | by Marina Van Riel

An avalanche of European Court judgments has condemned Russian prisons as inhuman and degrading, but conditions remain at odds with basic human rights standards guaranteed by the European Convention.

France Moves to Stop Treating Its Traveller Citizens Like Foreigners

June 24, 2015 | by Nara Ritz

A new law may end the internal passport system in France, the only country in the world to require its Traveller citizens to carry special papers.

Grantee Spotlight

Pushing Back Against Ethnic Profiling in the Netherlands

June 22, 2015 | by Jair Schalkwijk

A new short film aims to debunk the notion that profiling suspects based on ethnicity is effective policing.

People with Disabilities in Russia, Once Invisible, Find Their Voice

June 22, 2015 | by Denise Roza

Three decades ago it was rare to see a person with disabilities on the streets of Russia. Today, accessibility is growing—and an advocacy movement is taking shape.

Charleston’s Tragic Hour

June 19, 2015 | by Nkechi Taifa

The issue of race and racial justice must take center stage in this country.

After the Uprising, Uplifting Baltimore’s Youth

June 17, 2015 | by Tara Huffman

The recent uprising in Baltimore has catalyzed a younger generation of advocates and activists. These new leaders are energized, astute, and critical to transforming Baltimore for the better.

Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

June 17, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.

Seven Easy Steps to Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic

June 16, 2015 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

In its treatment of its citizens of Haitian descent, the Dominican Republic has presented a virtual recipe for any other country aspiring to an ethnic cleansing exercise done according to proper legal procedure.