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Medvedev Orders Deep Police Reforms

Claiming abuses by police officers had "eroded" their authority, Russian President Medvedev pledged to take a personal role in reforming the country's police force. Read More

European Court Holds Russia, Cyprus Accountable for Trafficking

The European Court of Human Rights found that Cyprus and Russia violated the rights of a 20-year-old Russian woman by failing to protect her from trafficking. Read More

Helping Local Broadcasters Get Back on the Air in Haiti

In the wake of the earthquake, Internews has been helping Haitian media by providing technical equipment to help communicate critical information, such as where to go for food, water, and shelter. Designed to help provide trusted ... Read More

Russia Ends Opposition to Rights Court

Russia reversed its opposition to reforms in the European Court of Human Rights. The Duma passed legislation that clears the way for the Court to handle a large backlog of complaints, one-third of which were filed ... Read More

Resolutions Advance Discussion of Women’s Rights under Sharia’h Law in Nigeria

Based on a study by the Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), a MacArthur grantee, several government and Muslim leaders in northwestern Nigeria have agreed to principles that could advance discussions about women’s ... Read More

Court Orders Probe Afghan Attacks

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Nigeria Delivers Human Rights Plan to the UN

The Federal Government of Nigeria recently provided its National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva. The Plan is an audit of the human ... Read More

Reprieve for the Silent Moslem Women

Guardian Newspapers
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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

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Stephanie Platz

Interim Managing Director, International Programs
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Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
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Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
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Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Mikhail Troitskiy

Deputy Director, Russia Office
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Simon Cosgrove

Program Officer
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Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer
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Liliane Loya

Program Officer, Mexico
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Eric Sears

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

Program Assistant
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Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
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Michelle Holmes

Special Assistant
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Ken Lee

Senior Executive Assistant