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MacArthur Grantees Support Nigerian Elections

Many MacArthur grantees, including Enough is Enough, the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center, the West African NGO Network, and the Transition Monitoring Group, assisted in or helped oversee the country's general election. Read More

National Human Rights Commission in Nigeria Gains Independence

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed an Amendment establishing the autonomy of the country's formerly semi-governmental National Human Rights Commission. Read More

Grantee Awarded Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly

The Committee Against Torture, a human rights grantee based in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, was awarded the biennial Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly to honor "outstanding civil society ... Read More

States Change Laws, Send Fewer Juveniles to Adult Court

From USA Today. The Campaign for Youth Justice is a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Juvenile Justice Changes in Illinois Praised

The Champaign for Youth Justice is a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Grantee Leads Effort to Improve Accountability of Police Officers

The Institute for Security and Democracy formalized agreements with the Mexican state governments of Baja California and Nuevo León for ongoing monitoring of police performance. Read More

Human Rights Reforms in Mexico

Following years of effort by MacArthur grantees, the Mexican Senate elevated the legal standing of human rights treaties by approving changes to 11 articles of Mexico's Constitution. Read More

PBS NewsHour on New Technology to Combat Global Human Rights Violations

PBS NewsHour profiles MacArthur grantee Benetech, a non-profit that produces free software that helps hold abusive governments accountable for human rights abuses. Read More

Fewer Juveniles Sent to Adult Prison

States are changing a variety of laws to keep young offenders away from adult prison, according to a new report by the Campaign for Youth Justice. Read More

States Prosecute Fewer Teens in Adult Courts

The New York Times cites research by MacArthur grantee the Vera Institute for Justice and identifies an emerging consensus that youth offenders are often mishandled by adult court systems. Read More

Grantees Support Mass Rape Trial in DRC

MacArthur grantees the American Bar Association and Advocats Sans Frontieres led the efforts of Congolese lawyers representing 60 victims in the case against an army officer who sent his troops to rape, beat, and loot. Read More