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"Peace through Justice," Introductory Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chicago Humanities Festival

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the development of an international justice system and says that further success will rely on addressing situations in Darfur and Uganda as well as cases outside Africa. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

 In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy.  Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria.  The MacArthur ... Read More

MacArthur Awards $3.8 Million to Efforts Involving International Criminal Court

MacArthur announced five grants totaling more than $3.8 million for efforts to more fully involve the victims and witnesses in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read More

"China and International Justice," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chinese University of Politics and Law

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's growth of grantmaking in China and the country's potential role in an emerging international justice system. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the ICC Office of the Prosecutor's Second Public Hearing

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton pushes the International Criminal Court to expand its caseload beyond situations in Africa and to possibly open field offices in troubled countries. Read More

"International Responsibility to Protect Darfurians," Remarks by Kole Shettima, National War College, Nigeria

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the principles of Responsibility to Protect. Read More

New York Times Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: A Ugandan Peace

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton writes to the New York Times about the suspension of peace negotiations in Uganda. Read More

NAZ Foundation Instrumental in Seeking Repeal of Outdated Law in India

The Delhi High Court is re-examining a petition by the NAZ Foundation to repeal India's centuries-old ban on gay sex. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the 30th Anniversary of Moscow Helsinki Group

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reflects on Russia's movement towards greater human rights over the course of the Group's history. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ... Read More
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Report: War-Affected Children and Youth in Northern Uganda: An Assessment Report

Foreword Northern Uganda’s brutal war, now in its twentieth year, has gained world attention in the wake of indictments by the International Criminal Court against Joseph Kony and four of his commanders in the Lord ... Read More

European Court for Human Rights Rules on Russian Policy Torture Case

The European Court of Human Rights delivered its second verdict against Russia last week in a case concerning police torture. Attorneys at the Rostov Center for International Defense, a MacArthur grantee, worked tirelessly on behalf of ... Read More

Human Rights Watch Reports on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Committed in the Congo

In September, longtime MacArthur grantee Human Rights Watch published a comprehensive report on mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “The Curse of Gold” documents war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by ... Read More

ENewsletter: Bringing Science to Bear on Security Policy

Contents In Focus: Bringing Science to Bear on Security Policy From the Field: Justice Delivered Russian Police Torture Case Newsroom: Illinois: "Model" State for Juvenile Justice Reform MacArthur Supports Research on Internet Censorship Can Proliferation Be ... Read More

Commentary: Taking Human Rights Seriously

In an Op-Ed published in the Chicago Tribune, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton calls on the United Nations to put aside politics and take a leading role in addressing human rights grievances around the world. Read More