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OSPC’s Stephen Rickard Testifies on the “Leahy Law”

Washington, D.C.—Stephen Rickard, the executive director of the Open Society Policy Center, testified last Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa on the importance of the Leahy Law vetting to prohibit the U.S. Government from providing military assistance to security forces abroad who have committed gross human rights violations. The Leahy Law bars […]

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Human Rights Groups Support NDAA Amendment on Drone Strike Transparency

The Open Society Policy Center has joined human rights and civil liberties groups to support Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) legislation requiring the president to provide an annual public report on the total number of persons killed or injured in drone strikes. Human rights and transparency groups will continue to seek additional ways to advance this bill as a […]

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The Publish What You Pay Coalition Urges SEC to Match Global Transparency Standard

Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the global network campaigning for greater openness in the extractive sector, urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, March 20, to issue a rule on payment disclosures for oil, gas, and mining companies. Members of the PWYP coalition, including the Open Society Policy Center, presented their case for […]

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