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ECOWAS Court Says Education is a Basic Human Right in Nigeria

In a landmark judgment, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria, declared that Nigerians have an enforceable right to basic education. Read More

Research Documents Human Toll of Violence in Central African Republic

Researchers based at the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley have systematically canvassed nearly 2,000 households in the Central African Republic, carefully documenting violence in the country. Read More

MacArthur Provides $2.2 Million to Support Long-Term Relief Efforts in Haiti

MacArthur is investing nearly $2.2 million to support long-range needs in the areas of health and communications. Read More

Advocates at Human Rights Summit Meet with President Obama

Human rights defenders attending a MacArthur-supported human rights conference in February met with President Obama to discuss how the U.S. can strengthen global human rights. Read More

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

Citizen Media Spread News about Haitian Earthquake

MacArthur grantee Global Voices, a worldwide community of more than 200 bloggers, is maintaining a special page with information about the quake that also links to a map of crisis information built by fellow grantee Ushahidi. 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 Holds Mexico Accountable for Man's Disappearance

In a landmark case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently found that Mexico failed to adequately investigate the disappearance of a dissident during the country’s “dirty war,” a period from the 1960s through the ... Read More

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

MacArthur Grantees Participate in U.S.-Russia Civil Society Summit

In a show of support for Russian civil society groups, President Obama also addressed the U.S.-Russian Civil Society Summit in Moscow. Read More

The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

MacArthur grantee POV airs the documentary, The Reckoning, which follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in ... Read More