Grantee Profile

Public Verdict Foundation

Grants to Public Verdict Foundation

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — This three-year grant of $300,000 to the Moscow-based Public Verdict Foundation will support a project to strengthen access to justice in the Russian Federation. The grantee will conduct strategic litigation and advocacy to enforce international standards for effective investigations and fair trial in high profile cases from Moscow and the Russian regions. The project will take up a number of key issues: failure to provide legal aid, violations stemming from poor management of the judicial system and the lack of judicial independence of judges, the failings of judicial oversight over the pre-trial stage of proceedings (the preliminary investigation), and the lack of 'equality of arms' between prosecutors and defense. The project will also have a particular focus on cases involving a denial of access to justice to journalists and human rights activists.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To combat torture and promote police reform in Russia (over three years).

  • $300,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of a range of activities to combat police abuse in Russia (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Public Verdict Foundation $900,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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