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UN Ban on Torture Invoked in Nigerian Police Case

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ruled that Nigerian police violated the rights of a cab driver who was tortured and detained for 27 days without trial. Read More

Russian Grantee Wins Ruling, Repayment on Tax Status of Foreign Donations

Russia has repaid Agora Human Rights Association nearly one million rubles in excess taxes, the result of a precedent-setting ruling which found that Russian nonprofits are not required to pay tax on donations from foreign donors. Read More
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MacArthur Foundation in Mexico

MacArthur first began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office there in 1992. Here, grantmaking supports population and reproductive health; development of effective human rights protections; and migration in Mexico. Watch the video ... Read More
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MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria

MacArthur is committed to helping strengthen Nigeria's intellectual, scientific, and civil society communities as a means of helping to facilitate the consolidation of democracy and encouraging economic development. To do this, MacArthur makes grants to ... Read More

Advancing Accountability for Atrocity Crimes in Latin America

George Washington University’s National Security Archive was featured on PRI’s The World to discuss the progress being made to advance accountability for atrocity crimes in Latin America. Read More

Mexican Court Requires Civilian Trials for Human Rights Violations by Military

Influenced by MacArthur grantees like the Comision Mexicana de Defensa y Promocion de los Derechos Humanos, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that members of the military accused of human rights violations be tried in civilian courts. Read More

Benetech Helps Establish “Forced Disappearance” as a Crime in Guatemala

Using statistical analysis of evidence from the Guatemalan National Police Archives, MacArthur grantee Benetech helped convict and sentence two policemen for the disappearance of a prominent union leader. Read More

ASILEGAL Helps Man Go Free After 12 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Arrested in the Mexican state of Guerrero in 1999 for murder, Pedro Gatica became a victim of excessive and unwarranted delays in Mexico's criminal proceedings. Read More

Law Student Clinic in Mexico Aims High

This news story by Ken Ellingwood profiles a legal aid clinic that frequently takes cases that yield legal precedents or lead to new laws in an effort to modernize Mexico's legal system. Read More

Peace versus Justice: A False Dilemma

In recent years, there has been a marked shift away from making compromises on justice with powerful perpetrators of mass atrocities in order to end conflicts. Read More

MacArthur Grantees Support Nigerian Elections

Many MacArthur grantees, including Enough is Enough, the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center, the West African NGO Network, and the Transition Monitoring Group, assisted in or helped oversee the country's general election. 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

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
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Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights
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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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