For decades, Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, was impossible to find on a map. But thanks in part to a local development association, its residents aren’t invisible anymore—and are ready to defend their human rights.
Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s victory in this year’s election could represent a breakthrough for those working for a stronger, more independent judiciary in Kyrgyzstan.
This study looks at how activists in Argentina, Kenya, and Turkey have sought to use the courts to secure remedies for torture victims and survivors, bring those responsible to justice, and enforce and strengthen the law.
A surge in the anti-establishment vote in October’s elections has left the long struggle to end segregation of Roma children in Czech schools on uncertain ground.
According to a new study from Harvard, there is scant publicly available data on how many people are killed by police. What is there, however, is worrying—which is all the more reason why more data and research is needed.
Richard Ashby Wilson joins a panel of legal experts to discuss his new book, which explores how hate-filled media campaigns can fuel mass atrocities, and whether international law can hold those responsible to account.
After nearly a decade of economic and political upheaval, the need to revive the EU is clear. Here’s what the Open Society Foundations are doing to help.
The unprecedented government funds to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey offer a unique opportunity to make a major down payment on equity.
This joint report shines a light on the processes that governments use to nominate and select human rights judges and commissioners.
Their connection to feminism may not be obvious, but issues such as tax evasion and money laundering are ultimately about women’s rights. Because when austerity and inequality combine, it’s women and girls who suffer.
Un Gobierno tiene el deber de apoyar a aquellos que señalan la corrupción desde dentro y tienen que protegerlos contra represalias. España y varios estados miembros de la UE no están cumpliendo con las expectativas. English