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What You Need to Know About the Refugee Crisis in Hungary

September 30, 2015by Márta Pardavi, Gábor Gyulai

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

Brooklyn Outdoor Exhibit Features Two Open Society Photographers

September 11, 2015 | by Siobhan Riordan

A Brooklyn photography festival features immersive installations about U.S. Superfund sites and Nigerian romance novelists.

Refugee Crisis Sparks Biggest Civic Response in Slovakia in Years

September 11, 2015 | by Ján Orlovský

In Slovakia, online vitriol directed at the refugees is being drowned out by the chorus of support taking place on the ground.

How Burma’s Draft Law on Prisons Falls Short on Solitary Confinement

September 10, 2015 | by Erin Neff

Burma is falling behind in the global movement toward reducing the use of solitary confinement.

Mexican Courts Can Help End the Use of Torture. So Why Don’t They?

September 8, 2015 | by Masha Lisitsyna, Adriana García

Recently, the Supreme Court of Mexico issued several forceful rulings on how courts should deal with torture allegations. But whether the courts will act on the rulings remains an open question.

Can Better Data Help Solve Latin America’s Homicide Problem?

September 4, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

The region of the world with the highest murder rates isn’t tracking those crimes effectively. Doing so could help turn the tide.

Grantee Spotlight

Civil Society Steps In to Support the Hungary Train Station Refugees

September 4, 2015 | by Antonia Zafeiri

The situation in Budapest is growing desperate as thousands attempt to enter Europe to escape persecution. In the absence of government support, civil society is stepping in.

Searching for Answers, and Leadership, in Guerrero

September 2, 2015 | by Eric Witte

Why has there been so little criminal accountability for past killings, disappearances, and torture in the Mexican state of Guerrero?

Agenda 2030: Recognition for the Role of Justice and Governance in Sustainable Development

September 2, 2015 | by Aidan Harris

The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to both complete the work of the Millennium Development Goals and to tackle some of their failures.

How Obama Can Shed Light on Dark Money in Politics

September 2, 2015 | by Lisa Gilbert

An executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political giving would improve the lives of poor people and communities of color.

Ukraine Applies Anti-Torture Standards to Health Care

September 1, 2015 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Since deciding the Convention against Torture applies to health facilities, Ukraine has helped patients get the palliative care they need.