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VC v Slovakia: A Step Toward Justice for Roma Women
Christina Zampas
November 18, 2011
Advocates scored a major legal victory when the European Court of Human Rights ruled that forced sterilization is a violation of the right to be free from torture or inhuman and degrading treatment. This groundbreaking judgment is a step forward for efforts to bring justice to the potentially thousands of Roma women who were sterilized without their consent in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Power of Women in West Africa
Massa S. S. Crayton
November 16, 2011
Women's participation is critical in reconciliation and reconstruction efforts, as the work of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee has shown. Yet the immense resources women can bring to peace-building remain largely untapped.
Forging a New Path to Gender Justice
Alison Cole
November 16, 2011
Over the past two decades, international courts have galvanized a global movement recognizing sexual violence as an instrument of war and oppression.
Health Experts and the Deadly Risks of Pretrial Detention
Denise Tomasini-Joshi
November 15, 2011
Doctors and health professionals can provide a crucial voice in the effort to reduce the excessive use of pretrial detention by justice systems around the world.
The Risks of Permanent Punishment
Leonard Noisette
November 15, 2011
If we truly want people to come out of prison with the ability to fully re-engage as productive citizens, why do we deliberately disconnect them?
UN Should Establish a Global Fund for Justice
James A. Goldston
November 14, 2011
The ICC is likely here to stay. The same cannot be said for many other arms of the system of international justice, as governments aggressively push back against institutions and regional courts whose job is to deliver justice for victims of gross abuse.
Hope in a Soda Bottle
Chuck Sudetic
November 14, 2011
Amos Montreuil Jean, an EARTH University scholarship recipient, will help his community in Port-au-Prince build simple systems to produce food and medicines on their own using commonplace items.
Cultivating a Future Without Poverty
Martha Loerke
November 14, 2011
Opportunities are painfully scarce for even the brightest, most accomplished students in Haiti, Mozambique, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The Open Society Foundations and EARTH University are helping increase the pool of educated, committed young people who will in turn foster economic growth in their homelands.
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EU Member States Must Not Let Euro Zone Crisis Weaken Commitments to Roma
Press Release
November 8, 2011
George Soros and members of the European Parliament gathered in Brussels to encourage member states to stand firm behind an agreed blueprint for ending discrimination against the Roma and improving their educational, housing, and employment opportunities and access to quality health care.
Webinar: Closing the Gap—City Leadership on Employment and Workforce Diversity
Online seminar
November 23, 2011
This free international webinar, cohosted by the At Home in Europe Project and Cities of Migration, examines efforts made by municipal authorities to create more equal and diverse workforces.
Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
December 5, 2011
Author Touré discusses his provocative new book Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now with special guest commentator Michael Eric Dyson.
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Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: November 2011
November 2011
Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court faces an unprecedented crisis of confidence amid allegations of judicial misconduct that require an indpendent investigation. This report examines events leading to the current crisis, establishes the legal basis for an inquiry, and offers recommendations for action by the UN, the Royal Government of Cambodia, and donors.
Mapping Digital Media: Online Advertising—Origins, Evolution, and Impact on Privacy
November 2011
This paper surveys the evolution and various forms of online advertising, and examines the privacy-related issues that any serious policy in this area needs to address.
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