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How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016Yael Stein

Open Society Voices

Can the Arab League Be Civil Society’s Partner for Human Rights?

December 9, 2015 | Mervat Rishmawi

To take on a more ambitious role that responds to Arab peoples’ aspirations for more rights and liberties, the Arab League and civil society need to deepen their relations.

One Year After the Torture Report, a New Law Says “Never Again”

December 9, 2015 | Jeremy Ravinsky, Jonathan E. Kaplan

A year later, it’s worth remembering just how horrific—and ineffective—“enhanced interrogation” turned out to be.

Can “Hot Spot Policing” Help Solve Pakistan’s Crime Problem?

December 8, 2015 | Bisma Khan, Zulfiqar Hameed

The strategy allows law enforcement to focus resources in areas where criminal activity is concentrated.

A New Look Behind the Pricing of a $1,000 Pill

December 7, 2015 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

A U.S. Senate investigation concludes that a blockbuster hepatitis C drug was priced to drive profits, not innovation. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In Azerbaijan, It’s the Media Who Pay the Price

December 4, 2015 | Emin Milli

In a nation where reporters face sometimes deadly risks, an exiled journalist believes even one independent media outlet can spark lasting change.

Policing and the Future of Baltimore

December 3, 2015 | Evan Serpick

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.

In Bishkek, a Community Struggles to Restore Its Vanishing Public Parks

December 1, 2015 | Raushanna Sarkeyeva

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.

Slain Human Rights Lawyer Warned of Turkey’s “Existential Crisis”

November 30, 2015 | Erika Dailey

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.

“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All

November 25, 2015 | Joanne Csete

A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015 | Sarah Isal

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.