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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Facial Scans at U.S. Airports Violate Americans’ Privacy, Report Says

A report by the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law warns of the potential dangers and ineffectiveness of facial recognition scanning soon to rollout at airports nationwide.
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Platform Visualizes Forced Disappearances in Mexico

An interactive cartographic online platform helps to recreate and visualize the September 2014 attacks in Mexico that led to the disappearance of 43 students.
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Study Points to Security Weaknesses in Online Voter Registration Systems

Online attackers can purchase enough personal information to alter online voter registration information in as many as 35 states and the District of Columbia, according to a report by the Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social ...
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Assessing Justice Reform in Mexico

A MacArthur-supported report by the Instituto Mexicano de lose Derechos Humanos y Democracia, Centro de los Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro, and Universidad Iberoamericana analyzes 100 judicial sentences in Mexico before and after justice reform was ...
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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

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
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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