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Case Watch: Pretrial Detention, Pilot Judgments and the European Court of Human Rights
Matthew Windsor
January 31, 2012
Amid emotional, politicized attacks on the European Court of Human Rights, a recent ruling on pretrial detention that covers 250 Russian cases provides an eloquent witness for the defense.
Why Are Doctors Still Performing Genital Surgery on Infants?
Lydia Guterman
January 30, 2012
Medical studies show that performing genital reshaping surgery on intersex children at birth or soon after usually causes psychological damage to patients. Yet this remains the standard of care in most countries, despite protests from patient advocates.
U.S. Supreme Court Extends Constitution to GPS Tracking
Jim Dempsey
January 30, 2012
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that government agents violated the Constitution when they tracked a suspect for 28 days using a GPS device installed without a warrant.
Northern Europe's Complicity in Greece's Migrant Crisis
Simon Cox
January 30, 2012
The member states of the European Union needs to respond to the inhumane conditions facing migrants in Greece by taking responsibility for people, rather than just shifting money around.
Black Male Mentoring: Decoding the Image
Stephen Powell
January 27, 2012
Without the help of black men and other caring adults serving as their guides, beating the odds can seem quite insurmountable for young black males.
Three Principles to Strengthen the Rule of Law
James A. Goldston
January 26, 2012
World leaders have an opportunity at the United Nations this year to declare that the application of law should be free of the taint of political interest.
Mandatory Minimum Ensnares Law-Abiding Marine
Julie Stewart
January 24, 2012
Judges shouldn't be prohibited from handing down appropriate sentences, writes Julie Stewart, president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, an Open Society Foundations grantee.
Remembering Tom Alexander
Hugh McLean
January 24, 2012
Tom Alexander's insistence on linking social justice with quality in education challenged and inspired us all.
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Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green Launch Black Male Achievement Fellowship
Press Release
December 2, 2011
The Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green have established a new fellowship program for individuals dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States.
Will Spring 2012 Be Eastern? The Prospects for Free and Fair Elections in Armenia
February 1, 2012
Experts from Yerevan and Brussels identify the challenges facing Armenia’s poll, addressing issues such as party funding, electoral governance, and voter registration.
Salzburg Seminar: Palliative Care for Patients with TB or HIV/TB
Salzburg, Austria
February 26, 2012
The International Palliative Care Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program will convene a professional seminar focused on providing palliative care for patients with TB or HIV/TB coinfection. The course is recommended for physicians in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union who provide direct care to patients with TB or who play a major role in developing public health policies for the care of patients with TB.
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Mapping Digital Media: Netherlands
January 2012
Thanks to unprecedented opportunities for new ways of doing journalism, connecting to audiences or mobilizing civil society, and getting one’s voice heard, a new media ecology seems to be taking shape in the Netherlands. However, the challenges are great.
Mapping Digital Media: Social Media and News
January 2012
With research showing that most internet users stumble across news online while looking for something else, news organizations can no more ignore social media than they can ignore the communities they seek to serve (and the markets which its advertisers seek to reach).
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