Grantee Profile

University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center

Grants to University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years, 11 months)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Human Rights Center of the University of California-Berkeley, School of Law, is working to address four key issues: sexual violence during conflict; the use of forensic science to reunite families separated by war; support of victims and witnesses of atrocities; and the use of technology in human rights investigations. The purpose of this institutional grant is to create an endowment to facilitate the long-term financial stability of the Center, as well as to provide a flexible cash reserve to enable its sexual violence program to respond to emerging opportunities and promote its long-term stability.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley (HRC), is an independent research center that applies scientific methods and innovative technologies to promote human rights and international humanitarian law worldwide. HRC seeks general support over the next three years to improve the capacity of governments, relief agencies, and local human rights organizations, primarily in the Great Lakes region, to protect and secure justice for victims of atrocity crimes, especially sexual and gender-based violence.

  • $727,500Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $553,944Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To support the Advancing New Technologies for Justice and Human Rights initiative (over three years).

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — In support of an International Justice lecture titled, Bearing Witness to Atrocity.

  • $740,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To conduct surveys of victims in ICC referral countries and to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of systemic human rights violations (over three years).

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — In support of The Database Project: Supporting the Reintegration of Child Returnees of the Lord's Resistance Army.

  • $89,120Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To support the project Education for Reconciliation: Creating a History Curriculum after Genocide.

  • $530,879

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — For the collaborative research project Communities in Crisis: Justice, Accountability, and Social Reconstruction in the Aftermath of Genocide in Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center $4,616,443 between 1978 and 2016.

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