Human Rights

MacArthur seeks to strengthen human rights protections, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and quality of justice. Our grantmaking aims to defend freedom of expression and enhance criminal justice globally. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Reporting on Forced Disappearances in Mexico

A report produced by Ciudadanos en Apoyo por los Derechos Humanos, a Foundation grantee, provides the first comprehensive assessment of disappearances at the state and local levels across Mexico. Read More
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Pursuing Justice for Forced Disappearances in Mexico

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has taken its first case concerning forced disappearances in Mexico, due in part to efforts by MacArthur grantee Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres. Read More
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Perspectives on Justice in Mexico

The 2016 report from Justice in Mexico’s Justiciabarometro initiative provides an analysis of the demographics and perspectives of Mexico’s justice system professionals, including judges, prosecutors, and defenders. Read More
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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. Watch

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
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Phillis D. Hollice

Senior Grants Manager
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Ken Lee

Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer