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Open Society in the Post-Brexit European Union

June 25, 2016 | Chris Stone

To realize the European Union’s original ambitions, those who are committed to open society principles must address the politics of fear.

Taking Stock of Brexit

June 24, 2016 | Aidan Harris

The impact of the UK’s decision to quit the European Union will go far beyond an immediate loss of economic confidence, and may challenge the country’s historic faith in open society values.

The Supreme Court Won’t Stop the Fight for Justice for Immigrants

June 24, 2016 | Marielena Hincapié

We must mobilize to fight for true and lasting changes to immigration policy to allow all people, regardless of where we were born, to contribute fully to our communities.

Following the Money through Chilean Politics

June 23, 2016 | Pablo Collada

A series of investigations and indictments have shed light on a campaign finance system that consistently operates outside the law.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

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