Grantee Profile

Fundación para la Justicia

Grants to Fundación para la Justicia

  • $325,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Human Rights

    MEXICO, MEXICO — Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho works to improve access to justice for victims of crimes and human rights abuses through case litigation, research, and policy advocacy. The project promotes improved investigative practices in cases of disappearances and homicides committed against vulnerable persons. It supports advocacy actions aimed at improving investigative agencies’ accountability as well as transparency in investigation proceedings.

  • $170,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)


    MEXICO, MEXICO — Fundacion para la Justicia y el Estado Democratico de Derecho (Foundation for Justice) is a Mexican organization created to assist victims of crime and human rights abuses in accessing justice. The award supports Foundation for Justice's advocacy work on behalf of the families of Central American migrants who went missing or were murdered in their transit through Mexico, as well as its efforts to effect policy changes to improve access to Mexico's justice system. The project also contributes to justice and redress for the victims of three high-profile migrant massacres that occurred between 2010 and 2011 in northern Mexico.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    MEXICO, MEXICO — Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho (“Foundation for Justice”) will create a regional network with organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to improve transit migrants’ access to justice. The network will engage government authorities and civil society advocates to facilitate reporting of crimes and human rights abuses, regardless of the victim´s nationality or location at the time of the violation. The grant will strengthen civil society’s capability to monitor the prevention of migrants’ rights violations in Mexico through the creation of the first comprehensive transnational archive of rights violations and crimes against migrants, and will support litigation on two high-profile cases in northern Mexico: the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants in Tamaulipas, and the 2011 discovery of mass graves.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Fundación para la Justicia $720,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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