The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.
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Advocates who have been pushing reforms see new openings to challenge a criminal justice culture in Baltimore that feeds the cycle of mass incarceration and disenfranchisement.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan’s capital has seen a steady decline in the number of neighborhood parks. A new initiative hopes to bring them back to the city.
Tahir Elçi, a torture survivor who became one of Turkey’s best known human rights lawyers, was shot dead at a peace rally in southeast Turkey on Saturday.
A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Jews, Muslims, and other marginalized groups came together for a landmark EU-level discussion on combating discrimination in Europe.
A chaotic, dysfunctional system awaits young refugees entering Europe alone, pushing many of them onto the street or into forced labor.
When Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, this man faced violence and the loss of his family. But the countries that offered him refuge changed his life.
This year, 271 murdered trans and gender-diverse people will be added to the list of those honored on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Looking back and comparing her experience to that of refugees today, one woman sees her case as a textbook example of how things should work.
Public polling indicates that citizens are solidly behind the National League for Democracy’s priorities—and never had much confidence in the ousted military regime.