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Child Migration Issues in Mexico and Central America

A new report explores human rights concerns associated with the growth of youth and child migration at Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala. Read More
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Evaluating Recruitment of Migrant Workers

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante has released a report on substantial defects in the current H-2 program’s recruitment systems, stating that many temporary workers are routinely subjected to fraud, charged illegal fees, and threatened ... Read More
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Mapping the Use of Internet Surveillance and Censorship Technology

Citizen Lab has released a report documenting the use of American-made Internet surveillance and censorship technology by more than a dozen governments. Read More
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Mexico Launches Initiative to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

Insecurity in Mexico has resulted in mounting pressures against activists and journalists in Mexico, causing some to flee or cease their work for fear of retaliation. Read More

"Backtracking in Russia"

From The New York Times
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Mexico's Supreme Court Rejects Military Trials

Mexico's National Supreme Court has ruled Article 57 of the Mexican Military Code of Justice, which the military had interpreted to give itself jurisdiction over cases of military human rights violations, to be unconstitutional. Read More
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Lowest Numbers of Americans Concerned about Terrorism Since 9/11

With support from MacArthur, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs conducted a national survey for the report Foreign Policy in the New Millennium. Read More
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Leveraging New Media to Improve Nigeria’s Future

New media has the potential to drive Nigeria’s political and economic development and build a robust democracy, according to several speakers at a conference on “New Media and Governance: Tools and Trends.” Read More
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Understanding Nigerian Views on Crime and Safety

Three-quarters of Nigerians fear becoming the victim of crime, according to a survey by the CLEEN Foundation. Read More
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Grantmaking in Nigeria

The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education. Read More

Mexican Court Loosens Requirements for Proof of Duration of Residency

Mexico’s Federal Court for Fiscal and Administrative Justice validated the proof of duration of residency and the right to qualify for naturalization of a national from Guatemala who has resided in Mexico for 19 years. Read More

Indigenous Leader in Mexico Freed

Tlachinollan, winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, helped secure the release of Maximino García Catarino, an indigenous leader unjustly incarcerated for over six weeks in Guerrero state. Read More

Human Rights Watch Wins Peabody Awards

Human Rights Watch, a MacArthur grantee, won two Peabodies for multimedia work on gold mining in Papua New Guinea and Russian civil society. 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

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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