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Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015by Marina Ilminska
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Ukraine Investigates Health Care Abuses as Torture

September 1, 2015by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Open Society Voices

Academics Come Out in Force Against Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown

June 16, 2015 | by Claudia Stoicescu, Naomi Burke-Shyne

With raids, forced treatment, executions, and a declared state of emergency, Indonesia’s drug war is out of control. Now a group of academics is rallying against it.

How a Band from L.A. Ended Up Playing Cuba’s Gay Rights Festival

June 12, 2015 | by Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez

Using music to help bring about positive change, the band Quetzal found a receptive audience among Havana’s LGBTI community.

Getting Drug Policy Right for Women and Girls

June 11, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Olga Rychkova

A new report details gender disparities in the impacts of drugs and drug-related crime.

Grantee Spotlight

Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support

June 10, 2015 | by Nazarii Boiarskyi

The achievement of the Equality March in Kyiv signals continued progress in Ukraine’s slowly thawing attitudes towards sexuality.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 | by Shuwei Fang

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

African Court Orders Remedies and Damages in Case of Murdered Journalist

June 9, 2015 | by Chidi Odinkalu

Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.

Grantee Spotlight

The Way We Get New Medicines Doesn’t Work

June 9, 2015 | by Elodie Besnier

A new documentary details the many ways in which medical innovation prioritizes corporate interests.

Grantee Spotlight

An Anti–Drug War Ad Campaign Vanishes in Brazil

June 5, 2015 | by Catesby Holmes

Two days after the launch of an ad campaign questioning the war on drugs, the ads disappeared from Sao Paulo’s city buses.

Once Riddled with Corruption, Slovakia Sets a New Standard for Transparency

June 2, 2015 | by Gabriel Sipos

Slovakia’s commitment to publishing corporate and government documents online has caught all of Europe’s attention—including the country’s old partner, the Czech Republic.

Challenge and Hope in Baltimore

June 1, 2015 | by Bryan Stevenson

Justice comes when people struggle. When more people struggle, more progress is made.

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