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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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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Support for Groups Working on Transitional Justice in West Africa

To promote a community of practice around transitional justice in West Africa, the MacArthur-supported Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund announced its first grants.
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Ghana Hosts Transitional Justice Workshop

The Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund supported the first regional workshop on implementing the African Union Transitional Justice Policy in Ghana.
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A Call to Implement Anti-Corruption Policy

The Mexican government must take further steps to institutionalize anti-corruption reform, according to a report by the Washington Office on Latin America.
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UN Declares Mexico Responsible for Forced Disappearance

The United Nations Human Rights Committee condemned Mexico for the 2010 forced disappearance of Christian Téllez Padilla; i(dh)eas Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos helped present the case.
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Strengthening the Rule of Law in Mexico: Next Steps

Experts in Mexico, including MacArthur grantees, gathered to discuss next steps on issues of justice, human rights, and anti-corruption.
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Using Advanced Tools to Locate Clandestine Graves

Experts at the International Meeting on New Forensic Search Technologies discussed expanding advanced technology use to assist officials in locating human remains in Mexico.
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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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