Kenyans should be wary of the argument that freshly minted governance institutions can handle those bearing the greatest responsibility for the 2007 post-election violence.
Posted in: Africa, Governance & Accountability, JusticeTopics: Francis Muthaura, Henry Kosgey, Hussein Ali, International Criminal Court, international justice, It's Our Turn to Eat, John Githongo, Joshua arap Sang, Kenya, Mugambi Kiai, National Rainbow Colalition, Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto
For communities across southern Africa who face the daily challenge of accessing water, food, and shelter, a recent judgment represents a small but significant step towards the realization of their right to be treated with dignity.
Posted in: Africa, Justice, Rights & EqualityTopics: Africa, Bakgalagadi, Basarwa, Botswana, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, indigenous rights, Kalahari desert, Mothomelo, Ramodibedi JA, San, Sesana
Hungary's new media laws are part of a broad partisan effort to radically reshape the country's democracy. The European Union needs to take the challenge seriously.
Prosecutors have one final chance to convince judges that former Liberian president Charles Taylor was responsible for the horrific violence—murders, rapes, hacked-off limbs, and looting—committed by rebels during Sierra Leone's civil war.
Recent trade negotiations between India and the European Union may leave millions of people in developing countries without access to life-saving medicines, including AIDS drugs.
The UK Parliament has agreed to drastically cut the police recording of stops and searches. The trouble is the figures behind the decision don't add up.
Shortly before presenting to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Sebastian Kohn of the Open Society Justice Initiative talked about the under-recognized problem of stateless children and the overwhelming importance of ensuring access to the very basic right of nationality.
After years of working in the United States, an organization that pays female drug users to be sterilized has turned its attention to Kenya, where it plans to start paying women living with HIV to submit to long-term contraception.
Vera Franz of the Open Society Foundations talks about the importance of reforming intellectual property rights, which affect everything from the availability of textbooks, software, and medicines, as well as innovation in technology and free communication on the Internet.
With a landmark judgment, the European Court of Human Rights finally debunked one of the great myths about Europe's treatment of asylum seekers.
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