2017 January

  • 01.13.17

    Monitoring Assemblies and the Importance of Dissent

    ODIHR conference room

    The right to dissent is a founding principle of our country. Often, in the United States and abroad, powerful forces attempt to suppress speech in times of political tension or when people are making demands for change. Yet, this is exactly when speech and assembly are most important.

  • 01.04.17

    Hopelessly Broken: End Capital Punishment

    Gavel and stethoscope

    As part of our “tough on crime” mentality, many elected officials and members of the public have supported the belief  that people convicted of serious violent crimes are deserving of death, yet few of us look beyond the crime to see how these sentences are handed down.