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The '3.5% rule:' How a small minority can change the world

May 14, 2019

New article featuring Carr Center's Erica Chenoweth on BBC-Future.

Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change

"In 1986, millions of Filipinos took to the streets of Manila in peaceful protest and prayer in the People Power movement...

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The ICC’s Afghanistan Decision

April 16, 2019

A Pre-Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected the Prosecutor’s request, filed nearly 18 months ago, to open an investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, including of allegations that U.S. forces and the CIA committed acts of torture there.

Read (and hear) from faculty about this recent decision.

Read Alex Whiting's recent piece in Just...

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Media Advisory - The War on Voting Rights

April 11, 2019

The War on Voting Rights
Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy issues new report outlining current attacks on U.S. voting rights

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The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy has released a report in advance of the 2020 Presidential election outlining the various attacks on the right to vote in the U.S. The report highlights the domestic ‘war on voting rights’ and the policy shifts...

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