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Grantee's Legal Efforts Help Free Imprisoned Woman, Change Criminal Justice System

Zenaida Pastrana from Tlapa, Guerrero in Mexico spent nine years in prison for a crime she claimed she did not commit. Read More
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Examining the Cost of a Youthful Mistake

"Mistakes Kids Make" is a storytelling project that advocates for juvenile justice reform that veers toward rehabilitation for young offenders and away from a punitive, unforgiving, and outdated system. Read More
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National Juvenile Defense Standards Published

The National Juvenile Defender Center has published the National Juvenile Defense Standards, which provide a comprehensive summary of the role and complex duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system. Read More
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ECOWAS Court Directs Nigerian Government to Punish Oil Corporations over Pollution

The judgment is based on a case filed by MacArthur grantee, the Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project. Read More
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13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each

MacArthur named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability. Read More
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Campaign Video Highlights Impact of Courts’ Decisions in the Rights of Women Worldwide

Billions of women around the world are still fighting for equal rights, and what judges say have a tremendous influence on the challenges and opportunities women encounter. Read More
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New Grantmaking to Focus on Freedom of Expression, Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur announced a new human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy that will focus on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally. Read More
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NRC Report on Juvenile Justice Cites MacArthur

A new two-year independent study by the National Research Council takes stock of the growing body of knowledge regarding adolescent development. Read More
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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