Human Rights

Strengthening human rights protections, advancing government accountability, and improving the reach and quality of justice Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Civil Society Organizations in Mexico Support Victims and Survivors of Human Rights Abuses

MacArthur-supported videos illustrate how civil society organizations working on human rights issues in Mexico have pursued a variety of strategies to fight impunity.
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Documentation of Human Rights Abuses and Impunity

A Spanish-language report presents findings from systematic documentation of human rights crimes Mexican security agencies committed while fighting drug trafficking and organized crime.
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Accounting for Unidentified Bodies

In a timeline from 2006 to 2020, “Forensic Crisis” by Quinto Elemento Lab tells a visual story of the impact of the accelerating number of unidentified bodies in Mexican morgues.
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Holding the Prosecutor’s Office Accountable

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America analyzes the effectiveness of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico.
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Preserving Evidence of Disappearances

Repository of Documentation on Disappearances in Mexico will collect evidence from disappearances to support families of the disappeared and investigations into human rights abuses.
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Centering Transitional Justice During COVID-19

To support transitional justice through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund awarded nearly $1 million to civil society organizations in six West African nations.
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Protecting Rights through COVID-19 in Mexico

MacArthur’s Mexico City office has made $500,000 in grants to support organizations responding to the pandemic, documenting outcomes, supporting the civil society infrastructure, and advocating for permanent change.
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Using Context to Break Systemic Human Rights Violations

Attorneys in Mexico use contextual analysis to resolve human rights violations and bring justice to victims and families.
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Litigating Human Rights

Human rights lawyers in Mexico hold military officials accountable through international litigation, constitutional court reforms, and implementing new legal argument techniques.
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Protecting Freedom of Expression and Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur's human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy focuses on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally, with a special emphasis in Mexico and Nigeria.
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