Human Rights

MacArthur seeks to strengthen human rights protections, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and quality of justice. Our grantmaking aims to defend freedom of expression and enhance criminal justice globally. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Investigation Finds Spyware Sold to Governments Targets iPhones

A digital arms dealer is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists, according to an investigation by Citizen Lab. Read More
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Tool Sheds Light on Destruction of World Heritage Sites in Mali

A digital tool provided key evidence of the destruction of historic monuments in the international trial against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, who was charged with the intentional destruction of mausoleums and mosques in Mali. Read More
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Syrian Activists Targeted by Hackers

A report from Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, describes a malware operation targeting Syrian activists and links the activity to Iran. Read More
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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. Watch

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights

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

Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
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Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
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Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
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Ken Lee

Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation