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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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Documenting Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

MacArthur grantee Article 19 assesses violence against journalists in Mexico in 2012 and shows that threats and attacks continued as well as other information. Read More

Grantee's Legal Efforts Help Free Imprisoned Woman, Change Criminal Justice System

Zenaida Pastrana from Tlapa, Guerrero in Mexico spent nine years in prison for a crime she claimed she did not commit. Read More
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ECOWAS Court Directs Nigerian Government to Punish Oil Corporations over Pollution

The judgment is based on a case filed by MacArthur grantee, the Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project. Read More
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Ushahidi

Crowd sourced maps that advance human rights Since 2008, Ushahidi has grown into a mapping platform used in crises around the world, supporting 35,000 maps in 30 different languages. Following the earthquake in Haiti in ... Read More
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Campaign Video Highlights Impact of Courts’ Decisions in the Rights of Women Worldwide

Billions of women around the world are still fighting for equal rights, and what judges say have a tremendous influence on the challenges and opportunities women encounter. Read More
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New Grantmaking to Focus on Freedom of Expression, Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur announced a new human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy that will focus on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally. 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 ... Read More
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Initiative to Bolster Legal Environments for Civil Society Organizations

The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has announced its Civic Space Initiative. 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

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

Michelle Holmes

Special Assistant
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Ken Lee Scanlon

Senior Executive Assistant