Grantee Profile

Nizhny Novgorod Regional Non-Governmental Organization "Committee Against Torture"

Grants to Nizhny Novgorod Regional Non-Governmental Organization "Committee Against Torture"

  • $200,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA — This three-year grant of $300,000 to Committee Against Torture will support a project to strengthen access to justice and the observance of fundamental human rights in Russia. The grantee, the internationally acclaimed Committee Against Torture, is located in Nizhny Novgorod about 250 miles east of Moscow and is one of Russia’s leading human rights organizations. Project activities will include strategic litigation to improve law enforcement practice; publicizing good practice; providing training for judges, prosecutors, and lawyers; and raising public awareness. Foundation dollars are to be spent on salaries for project staff and lawyers’ fees, training seminars, publications, transportation, and equipment.

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA — To combat police abuse in Russia (over three years).

  • $270,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA — In support of a long-term strategy to combat police abuse in Russia (over three years).

  • $270,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA — In support of a campaign against police abuse (over three years).

  • $73,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA — To establish a center to assist torture victims in the Volga Federal District (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Nizhny Novgorod Regional Non-Governmental Organization "Committee Against Torture" $1,188,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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