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On Democracy in New Orleans—and America
Thomas Hilbink
January 28, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
OSI-New York
February 7, 2011
A panel of distinguished guests will discuss The Net Delusion by former Open Society Fellow Evgeny Morozov.
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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.
HIV Testing and Human Rights: Resources and Fact Sheets
January 2011
Voluntary and confidential HIV testing is a cornerstone of the fight against AIDS. In order to truly be effective, efforts to scale up HIV testing must also uphold human rights.
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.
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