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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Citizen Lab Questions Fitness Tracker Security

Researchers evaluated the type of data fitness trackers generate and determined that several models can expose users to hackers and cybercriminals. Read More
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Tracking Cyber Attacks on Journalists, Civil Society

A number of journalists, activists, politicians, and public figures in Latin America have been targeted by a large-scale hacking campaign since 2008, according to a report from the Citizen Lab. Read More
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Assessing Companies’ Digital Rights Practices

The majority of the world’s most powerful Internet and telecommunications companies fail to disclose key information about practices affecting users’ rights, according to a report. Read More
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New Nations Participating in Cyberespionage

Smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in cyberespionage products, according to a report from Citizen Lab. 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
Portrait of Mary R. Page

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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Simon Cosgrove

Program Officer
Portrait of Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
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Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
Portrait of Ken Lee

Ken Lee

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation