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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A Research and Writing Grant as an Inflection Point in a Career

I wrote the proposal for MacArthur’s Research and Writing Competition in early 1998 and was notified in fall 1998 that I was awarded a grant for my proposed topic, “Integrating Russia into the International Community ...
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Disappearance of Mexican Students to be Reinvestigated

The reinvestigation of the 2014 disappearances of 43 college students will be under the supervision of a truth commission, to be led by the nation’s top human rights body and parents of the victims.
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Assessing Mexico’s Response to Forced Disappearances

A report by I(dh)eas, Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos developed in partnership with several families of missing persons in Mexico and submitted to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances outlines Mexico’s shortcomings in ...
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Promoting Anti-Corruption Reforms in Mexico

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America examines how corruption threatens the integrity of Mexico’s electoral processes, the role of corruption officials in facilitating and perpetrating violence and human rights abuses, and the ...
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Judge Rules Mexico’s Interior Security Law Violates Constitution

A District Judge in Mexico City ruled Mexico’s Internal Security Law, which supports military intervention in public security tasks during times of peace, is unconstitutional.
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Establishing an Independent National Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico

A report by the Washington Office on Latin America and the Due Process of Law Foundation asserts that the creation of a new, independent National Prosecutor’s Office will play a critical role in strengthening Mexico ...
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A Guide for Litigating Torture Cases in Mexico

The Manual for the Defense of Victims of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment provides lawyers with a practical guide for presenting torture cases in court.
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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.

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

Senior Program Officer, On Nigeria

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer, Technology in the Public Interest
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Phillis D. Hill

Senior Grants Manager

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer