Weaponizing Citizenship Hurts Us All

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Should citizens who left home to join ISIS be allowed to return? While international law holds that the answer is yes, the governments of both the United Kingdom and the United States are refusing to do just that. ISIS is responsible for unconscionable crimes against humanity, and it promotes ideas that are vicious and dangerous in the extreme. But citizenship rights are too important—and too foundational to the American, British, and international systems of law—to be revoked without due process. Exiling nationals is a tool of lawless tyrannies, not liberal democracies. It’s not just illegal; it’s wrong.



Fearless Theater in Kosovo

People performing on a stage
With their latest production, an ambitious theater troupe is challenging homophobia, facing down death threats, and changing minds.

Rights & Justice

Why Representation Is Crucial for Trans Rights

Adél Ónodi
The first trans woman ever to appear on the cover of Elle Hungary speaks about justice, art, and her dreams for the next generation of trans people.


International Women’s Day

This week on Instagram, we thank all of our grantees and civil society partners who work with strength, resilience, and vision to support the rights of women and girls.

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