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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MacArthur's Commitment to Human Rights & International Justice

To learn more about the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's commitment to human rights and international justice, visit www.macfound.org/human_rights.

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Igor Sholokhov of Kazan Human Rights Center

Kazan Human Rights Center, which works in Russia to strengthen the rule of law, combat human rights violations, raise rights awareness, and strengthen civil society, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative ...

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Chino Edmund Obiagwu of Legal Defence and Assistance Project

The Legal Defence and Assistance Project, which advocates for prisoners' rights in Nigeria, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008.

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Jonathan Fanton Calls on the UN Security Council to Continue Proceedings Against Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges the United Nations Security Council to not stand in the way of the International Criminal Court's war crimes proceedings against Sudan's president. Read More
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Kofi Annan Receives the MacArthur International Justice Award

On March 20, 2008, Kofi Annan received the MacArthur International Justice Award. Remarks from Jonathan Fanton, Robert Denham, Ban Ki-Moon, Kofi A.Annan and Drew Saunders Days.

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Building Justice

A short film about the international justice system by Skylight Pictures.

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Court Holds Russian Government Responsible for Deaths

The European Court of Human Rights recently held the Russian government responsible for the presumed death of two brothers who were taken from their home in 2003. Read More

Court Orders Russia to Pay Abused Prisoners

In a case brought by MacArthur grantee the Perm Human Rights Center, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Russian government violated human rights conventions in its handling of the beating of seven prisoners. Read More

European Court Rules on Two Disappearances in Chechnya

In a case brought by MacArthur grantee the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, the European Court of Human Rights found the Russian government responsible for the disappearance of two men in Chechnya who were taken from ... Read More

"The Challenge of International Justice," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the International Criminal Court and the Foundation's support for other human rights measures. 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
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Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
Portrait of Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes

Special Assistant
Portrait of Ken Lee

Ken Lee

Senior Executive Assistant