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Protesters stream through Tbilisi in September 2012 after TV showed video of prison abuses. (Photo: Tinatin Lataria)
20 Oct 14
Mistreatment continues although some experts say it is no longer systemic.
A wedding in Tajikistan. (Photo: IWPR)
Courtside
10 Oct 14
People complain that state restrictions on extravagant celebrations don’t apply to the great and good.
Civil society experts warn that allowing a presidential staffer to sit on the selection board for top police chiefs looks like a reverse for efforts to depoliticise the force. (Photo: Daudi Were/Flickr)
2 Oct 14
Allowing a presidential staffer to sit on the selection board for top police chiefs looks like a reverse for efforts to depoliticise the force.
23 Aug 14
Observers warn that wide-ranging changes are needed to combat recent wave of militant strikes.
Mikheil Saakashvili delivers a speech in 2012, during his time as president of Georgia. (Photo: OSCE/Flickr)
21 Aug 14
Analysts note that legal moves look like political retaliation and could alienate allies in the EU and US.
A Tajik border guard. (Photo: Nozim Kalandarov)
30 Jul 14
Military authorities must condemn violent culture, deal with abuses, and offer compensation, rights groups say.
A jirga - the village council convened to resolve disputes and fix compensation for crimes. Khost province, 2012. (Photo: Farid Zaher)
14 Jul 14
With modern firearms, tradition of shooting into the air leads to casualties and lasting feuds.
The High Court in Nairobi. (Photo: Ting Chen Wing/Flickr)
27 May 14
Recent murders of women who testified against a man accused of violent crime expose serious flaws in the system.
7 May 14
Security forces say they lack manpower and resources to properly investigate crimes.
President Kenyatta has signed the new law after it was passed by Kenya's parliament in March. (Photo: David Scannell/Flickr)
2 May 14
Legislation condemned as a major setback for women.

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