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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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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Supporting African-Led Transitional Justice

Yvonne Darkwa-Poku, Senior Program Officer, discusses MacArthur’s support for African-led efforts to address mass atrocities across Africa as the AU implements a new Transitional Justice Policy.
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New Fund to Support Transitional Justice Efforts in Africa

The launch of the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund will help support the implementation of transitional justice efforts in Africa, including the continent’s new African Union Transitional Justice Policy.
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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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