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The death of Rajni Kothari has deprived India one of its most eminent public intellectuals and defenders of fundamental rights.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

Behind a smokescreen of noninterference, the leading democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have been weak ambassadors for spreading freedom abroad.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Elections
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Americas

The world’s leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report released today.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas
Margaret Marshall
Senior External Relations Associate

The most egregious violators of LGBTI people’s human rights are authoritarian states, but even some democracies remain hostile environments for their gay and transgender citizens.

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