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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

Open Society Voices

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.

Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska

The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.

In Katrina’s Wake, Criminal Justice Reform Takes Hold in New Orleans

August 27, 2015 | by Norris Henderson

When Hurricane Katrina hit, the justice system in New Orleans had completely broken down. We looked at the court system, the police department, the jail—and started talking about how to fix things.

A Human Rights Treaty Finally Recognizes the Right to Palliative Care

August 24, 2015 | by Gabriela B. de Luca

Latin American signatories to a groundbreaking resolution vow to provide pain medication, psychological services, and other support to dying patients.