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For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016by Jonathan Cohen

How Albania Is Reforming Its Troubled Justice System

February 11, 2016by Andi Dobrushi

Open Society Voices

In Mexico, Many Deaths in Custody but Few Investigations

January 14, 2016 | by Adriana García

In Mexico, the problem of deaths in custody―and the failure to investigate them―is particularly acute.

Five Years After the Revolution, Tunisia’s Fragile Transition Still Inspires Hope

January 13, 2016 | by Ammar Abu Zayyad

Grim as the future may sometimes look, the country continues to work toward freedom and democracy.

Kyrgyzstan Enlists Hundreds of Doctors in Its Fight against Torture

January 13, 2016 | by Nuriana Kartanbaeva

For years, Kyrgyzstan’s government denied allegations of torture. Today, not only is it acknowledging the problem—it’s helping to train medical professionals to stop it.

Case Watch: How Three Recent ECHR Rulings Strengthen Arrest Rights in Europe

January 6, 2016 | by Jennifer Babaie

Three new rulings have the potential to serve as important and detailed advocacy tools both for those representing defendants in detention and those in law enforcement.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 | by Wahida Paikan

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.

Why the Space for Civic Engagement Is Shrinking

December 21, 2015 | by Chris Stone

Across the globe, governments are shutting down spaces for civic engagement. Watch a short film about why this is happening—and how civil society can unite to prevent it.

Long Skeptical of Foreigners, Slovenia Struggles to Navigate the Refugee Crisis

December 18, 2015 | by Klemen Ploštajner

In a country where excluding outsiders is part of the national identity, an influx of refugees is testing hearts and minds.

Grantee Spotlight

The Many Consequences of Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17, 2015 | by Julia Lukomnik

Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a number of innovative programs are helping to counter the threats that sex workers face on a regular basis.

Grantee Spotlight

Slowly but Surely, Armenia’s Schools Embrace Students of All Stripes

December 17, 2015 | by Elaine Harty

In the year since the passage of a law that provides a basis for inclusive education, hundreds of schools in Armenia have become more welcoming to marginalized students.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | by Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

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