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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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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African Union Adopts Transitional Justice Policy

The African Union adopted a Transitional Justice Policy as a continental guideline for Member States to achieve healing after experiencing mass atrocities.
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Implementing a National Prosecutor in Mexico

A report from Due Process of Law Foundation and Washington Office on Latin America examines the Mexican law governing the implementation of the National Prosecutor’s Office.
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Mexico Found Responsible for Disappearances of Civilians

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the State of Mexico responsible for the disappearances of Nitza Paola, José Ángel, and Rocío Alvarado.
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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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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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