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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Strengthening the International Criminal Court

MacArthur has awarded more than $1.7 million to three organizations for their efforts to strengthen the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court. Read More

Macarthur Awards $1 Million to International Crisis Group

MacArthur  has announced a $1 million grant over three years to the International Crisis Group (ICG) for world-wide efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. "As a result of humanitarian disasters in Rwanda, Bosnia, East Timor ... Read More

More Than $1.5 Million in Support of Human Rights in Russia

MacArthur has announced six grants totaling more than $1.5 million in support of six Moscow-based organizations that serve as network hubs for local and regional human rights work in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

In Support of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in U.S.

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling $3.5 million in support of three major institutions working to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals living in the United States. Read More

$1.5 Million in Grants to Support Human Rights Network in Russia

Grants will support both Moscow-based groups that can serve as network hubs as well as leading human rights organizations in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

MacArthur Announces $1.5 Million in Grants Related to International Criminal Court

The grants are all designed to advance the institutionalization of the International Criminal Court. Read More

MacArthur Makes $1 Million Grant to Lawyers Committee For Human Rights

The grant was made to support its work on major international human rights issues. Read More

MacArthur Announces Four Grants In Support Of Human Rights In Russia

The grants totaling $460,000 will support both Moscow-based human rights organizations that can serve as hubs to the network and regional human rights ombudsmen or commissions in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

Commentary from Jonathan Fanton on Signing the Treaty for an International Criminal Court

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton comments on the signing of the treaty established a new international criminal court. Read More
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Well-Founded Fear

Well-Founded Fear is a feature documentary film that examines what goes on behind the electronic doors of the asylum office, the dramatic real-life stage where American ideals about human rights collide with the nearly impossible task ...

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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