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For Women Swept Up in the Drug Trade, Legal Help That Starts Early

June 22, 2016 | Muhammad Afif, Yosua Octavian

When marginalized women are convicted of drug offenses in Indonesia, their best shot at avoiding the death penalty is early access to justice.

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A Bid for Greater Transparency on Refugees

June 20, 2016 | Gabriella Guido

Italy’s detention and identification centers for arriving migrants are poorly monitored and shielded from public view.

The Immigration Detention Puzzle

June 17, 2016 | Michael Flynn

Many countries have conflicting, secretive policies on detaining migrants and asylum seekers. More transparency would make these systems work better for everyone.

A Harsher Sentence for Brock Turner Will Not Bring Justice

June 15, 2016 | Sarah Baker

The public is rightfully outraged over the leniency shown to the white Stanford student convicted of rape. Let’s channel that anger towards forging a new notion of justice.

Case Watch: Italian Migrant Expulsion before the European Court of Human Rights

June 15, 2016 | Juliana Vengoechea

In the case Khalaifia v. Italy, the Grand Chamber of the ECHR will consider the due process rights and protections for migrants being subjected to deportation procedures.

After Orlando, the Struggle Against Hate Continues

June 13, 2016 | Michael Heflin

We are all bound to one another by our humanity. When that humanity is struck down in one place, we are all made more vulnerable.

Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

June 13, 2016 | Shaharzad Akbar

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

Why Roma Integration Is a Rare Opportunity for the Western Balkans and Turkey

June 8, 2016 | Zeljko Jovanovic

On the heels of the Decade of Roma Inclusion, the Roma Integration 2020 initiative will differ from the preceding effort in key ways.

The Enduring Toll of Civilian Harm

June 7, 2016 | Rachel Reid

The United States discovered the true costs that civilian casualties had on its efforts in Afghanistan. It shouldn’t have to learn those lessons again.

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Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

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