In a landmark case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently found that Mexico failed to adequately investigate the disappearance of a dissident during the country’s “dirty war,” a period from the 1960s through the 1980s when the government was accused of killing and disappearing thousands of people. The decision marks the first time an international court has ruled against Mexico in a human rights case stemming from that period. In 1974, Rosendo Radilla, 25, was allegedly detained by soldiers in the city of Atoyac, Guerrero, before he disappeared. MacArthur grantee Comisión Mexicana por la Defensa y la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos litigated the case before the Court, which ordered Mexico to pay damages, publicly recognize its responsibility, and reform laws on “forced disappearances” to conform to international standards.
June 7, 2017 - Publication
The Digital Security and Grantcraft Guide helps grantmakers better understand and navigate the rapidly evolving digital security landscape, in which targeted digital threats are becoming increasingly frequent. Read More
May 26, 2017 - Publication
Hackers are increasing efforts to steal and manipulate emails from critics of the Russian government, according to a report from Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More
March 30, 2017 - Publication
The majority of telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies does not disclose sufficient information to their users about policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy, according to the 2017 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index. Read More