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The Experiment in International Justice That Brought Down a President

March 23, 2016 | by Jonathan Birchall

In this month’s Talking Justice podcast, we look at how a little-known UN commission helped expose the corruption scandal that ousted the president of Guatemala.

After Decades of Conflict, Colombia Could Finally Be on the Precipice of Peace

March 23, 2016 | by María Victoria Llorente

Colombia is nearing a historic peace agreement with the leftist guerrilla group FARC, but will face many obstacles in implementing the deal.

Brussels’s Response to Attacks Under Scrutiny

March 22, 2016 | by Neil Campbell

Two capitals in one: a joint Belgian and European response is how we defeat terrorism.

Grantee Spotlight

Paraguayans Embrace Their Right to Information

March 17, 2016 | by Ezequiel Santagada

Paraguay’s new access to information law, enacted with the support of civil society organizations, has been used to uncover corruption across various government agencies.

Grantee Spotlight

Filmmakers in Syria Humanize a Conflict Overwhelmed by Media Images

March 16, 2016 | by Ali Atassi

To counterbalance endless images of violence and rubble, a group in Syria is training filmmakers to excavate personal stories from the conflict.

Grantee Spotlight

Vancouver Has Pioneered a People-First Approach to Drug Issues

March 15, 2016 | by Sarah Evans

At the city’s Insite facility, people who use drugs can self-inject in a safe, supervised environment using clean equipment.

Roma Feminists Navigate the Tricky Terrain of Ethnic Stereotypes

March 10, 2016 | by Carmen Gheorghe

For Roma women, fighting domestic violence is complicated by the fact that the very topic can perpetuate myths.

Poland Is Pioneering the World’s First National Open Textbook Program

March 10, 2016 | by Melissa Hagemann, Piroska Hugyecz

The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.

Why President Obama Must Go to UNGASS

March 9, 2016 | by Jasmine Tyler

Only by joining the world's leaders at the UN's meeting on global drug policy can Obama signal his seriousness about reform.

South Africa Is Still Fighting an Apartheid-Like Drug War

March 9, 2016 | by Shaun Shelly

Its constitution is one of the world's most progressive, but you'd never know it from the way South Africa continues to fight drugs.

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