On Democracy in New Orleans—and America Thomas Hilbink January 28, 2011 BLOG Whatever happens in Washington (or Tucson) does not constitute the sum total of our democracy. Democracy happens in unadorned meeting rooms on quiet corners in New Orleans East and beyond.
Obama: Drugs Should Be Treated as "Public Health Problem" Kathleen Kingsbury January 28, 2011 BLOGVIDEO In recent remarks on shifting resources in the U.S. "war on drugs," President Obama echoed many of the strides made in Portugal since that European nation decriminalized drugs in 2001.
Gay Rights Activist Murdered in Uganda Heather Doyle January 27, 2011 BLOG A prominent gay rights activist was found murdered in his home in Uganda. The government has created a hostile environment that puts the lives of human rights activists at risk.
Fighting for Women's Rights in Swaziland Richard Lee January 26, 2011 BLOG On paper Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, seems willing to respect and uphold women's rights. In practice, however, things are very different.
Australia's Complicity in Torture: No More Excuses Ben Batros January 26, 2011 BLOG In an age where any inquiry by a government into its complicity in rendition and torture is rare, a small step from Australia is welcome. But we should not confuse it with proper accountability.
Russia's HIV Care Must Center on Drug Users Maria Golovanevskaya January 26, 2011 BLOGVIDEO Government reluctance to provide methadone treatment or clean needles is only one of the fatal impediments to effectively addressing HIV and tuberculosis in Russia.
Turkey and the EU: An Alternative Approach Heather Grabbe and Sinan Ãœlgen January 14, 2011 BLOG A unique arrangement could advance the strategic interests of both Turkey and the European Union—and, possibly, help end the impasse over Turkey's accession talks.
Time for Leadership in Hungary Judith Klein January 14, 2011 BLOG As it takes over the presidency of the Council of the European Union, Hungary intends to spend millions of euros to invest in archaic institutions that segregate people with disabilities away from mainstream society.
Celebrating the Power of Mentoring OSI-New York January 31, 2011 The Open Society Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the Children's Defense Fund Black Community Crusade for Children, and Mentoring USA will cohost a panel where both mentors and mentees will share stories of motivation and accomplishment.
Kids Across the Caucasus September 2010 Through photographs and interviews, this report showcases the work of several local civil society organizations that have taken up the challenge of developing models of education and social services for the most vulnerable children in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the North Caucasus of Russia.
Putting Complementarity into Practice January 2011 This Open Society Justice Initiative report addresses major hurdles to prosecuting international crimes in the context of three countries: Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.