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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

Goldstone Op-Ed Marks Achievements of International Justice System

Justice Goldstone’s opinion-editorial discussing the growing power and reach of the developing international system of justice appeared on May 31, 2009, in the International Herald Tribune. Read More

Conferral of the MacArthur Award for International Justice, Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton recognizes Richard Goldstone's human rights contributions as a judge in South Africa and as Chief Prosecutor at International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Read More

Remarks by Richard Goldstone, Conferral of the MacArthur Award for International Justice

Richard Goldstone, the chief prosecutor for the international criminal tribunals of Yugoslavia and Rwanda reflects on his career and MacArthur's impact on it. Read More
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Justice Richard Goldstone Receives MacArthur Award for International Justice

MacArthur honored Justice Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, with the MacArthur Award for International Justice. Read More

Nigerian State Introduces Coroner’s Legislation

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee Access to Justice, officials in the Nigerian state of Anambra will introduce legislation to require a coroner’s inquest into suspicious deaths. Read More