Human Rights & International Justice

MacArthur seeks to strengthen human rights protections, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and quality of justice. Our grantmaking aims to defend freedom of expression and enhance criminal justice globally, with a special focus on Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. Read our strategy

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Update: Fifth Threat Assessment of Nigeria 2015 Election Security

A fifth threat assessment by the CLEEN Foundation in advance of Nigeria’s 2015 general election articulates increasing concerns about high levels of insecurity and violence anticipated during and immediately after the election. Read More
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Mexico’s Supreme Court to Hear Historic Human Rights Case

The Mexican Supreme Court has agreed to review a case to determine if, by denying access to investigation files, the Attorney General violated the rights of family members of deceased migrants. Read More
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Human Rights Grantmaking in Mexico

MacArthur’s human rights grantmaking in Mexico supports the development of effective human rights protections, with a focus on improving justice sector reforms, legal protections through litigation, and freedom of expression. Read More
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Website Captures the Global Human Rights Funding Landscape

The report shows that 745 foundations in 34 countries made over 17,000 grants totaling $1.7 billion in human rights funding in 2011, the latest year for which data is available. Read More
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Update: Nigeria 2015 Election Security Threat Assessment

The use of federal force in crushing opposition may be the greatest threat to the success of Nigeria’s 2015 general election, according to an updated election security threat assessment from the Cleen Foundation. Read More
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Protecting Freedom of Expression and Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur's human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy focuses on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally, with a special emphasis in Mexico, Nigeria, and ... Watch

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Interim Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Igor Zevelev

Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
Portrait of Mikhail Troitskiy

Mikhail Troitskiy

Deputy Director, Russia Office
Portrait of Simon Cosgrove

Simon Cosgrove

Program Officer
Portrait of Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer
Portrait of Liliane Loya

Liliane Loya

Program Officer, Mexico
Portrait of Eric Sears

Eric Sears

Program Officer, Human Rights & International Justice
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Michelle Holmes

Special Assistant
Portrait of Ken Lee Scanlon

Ken Lee Scanlon

Senior Executive Assistant