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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Additional $15 Million to Protect Human Rights, Reform Justice System in Mexico

MacArthur today committed an additional $15 million to support Mexico’s civil society and continued efforts to protect human rights and reform the nation’s justice system. “Our grantee partners across Mexico confront challenges every day ...
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Advancing Human Rights in Mexico: Progress and Promise

Mexico Director Sharon Bissell articulates the Foundation's work to support human rights organizations in Mexico.
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Commission Seeks Truth behind Ayotzinapa Disappearances

MacArthur grantees have been invited to serve on a Commission to address the 2014 mass disappearance from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College.
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Mexico Found Culpable for Sexual Torture Against Civilians

In a historic ruling, the Inter American Court on Human Rights found Mexico responsible for the torture and sexual violence committed against women in the Atenco community during a raid in 2006.
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Mexico’s Criminal Justice Transformation

It has been 10 years since Mexico adopted a critical Constitutional reform that transformed its criminal justice system. The new accusatorial system promises speedier, transparent, public trials, and aligns Mexico with most countries in the Americas ...
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Handbook Recommends Policy Improvements to Aid Reconstruction after Mexico City Earthquake

A handbook provides a public policy guide for Mexico City’s efforts for reconstruction after the 2019 earthquake.
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Recommendations for National Criminal Justice Reforms in Mexico

Report from México Evalúa recommends national coordination to address delays in criminal justice system.
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UN Resolution Calls for Strengthening Press Freedom in Mexico

A UN Human Rights Committee resolution finds the Mexican government at fault for failing in its obligation to protect journalists after the 2005 kidnapping and torture of journalist Lydia Cacho.
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Investigating Miscarriage of Justice after Young Woman’s Killing

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights officially agreed to review the 2004 murder of  Nadia Alejandra Muciño Márquez (announcement in Spanish), making it the first time the Commission will scrutinize the systematic violence against women in ...
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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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