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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New Platform to Support Freedom of Information in Nigeria

The Nigeria-based Right to Information Initiative (R2K) launched a tracker to allow users to monitor developing FOI cases and provide prompt access to judgments, rulings, and decisions on access to information cases in Nigeria. Read More
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Attention to Justice Reform in Mexico Grows

Reforms to Mexican justice system, including efforts by a MacArthur grantee, were the focus of a two-part series by the national television agency Televisa. Read More
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Assessing Security Risks in Nigeria’s 2015 Elections

The political temperature in Nigeria is heating up in advance of its 2015 elections, with eight Nigerian states facing major threats to security, according to a risk assessment conducted by the MacArthur-supported CLEEN Foundation. Read More
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Charting Global Human Rights Philanthropy

The Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group have partnered to create the first data-driven portrait of how foundations are advancing human rights around the world. Read More
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NGOs Create Monitoring Group to Reform Mexico’s Criminal Justice System

The group hopes to reform certain practices, including the use of pretrial detention, and will share their analyses publicly. Read More
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MacArthur Grantee’s Legal Efforts Help Free Two Wrongly Imprisoned Men

Legal efforts by MacArthur grantee Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos (ASILEGAL) helped ensure the freedom of Sebastian Zuniga Santos and Marcial Zuniga. Read More
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U.S. Engaged in Torture After 9/11, Review Concludes

A nonpartisan, independent review of interrogation and detention programs in the years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concludes that the United States used interrogation techniques on detainees that constituted torture. 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
Portrait of Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes

Special Assistant
Portrait of Ken Lee

Ken Lee

Senior Executive Assistant