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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Ahead of 2015 Nigerian Elections, Security is a Challenge

An updated report by the CLEEN Foundation assesses security threats and mitigating factors in Nigeria as the country nears its 2015 elections. Read More

"Fighting the Good Fight in Russia"

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Assessing Crime and Safety in Nigeria

An annual survey assessing crime and safety in Nigeria shows that 25 percent of Nigerians were victims of crime during the past year, down from 31 percent the year before. Read More
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New Platform to Support Freedom of Information in Nigeria

The Nigeria-based Right to Information Initiative (R2K) launched a tracker to allow users to monitor developing FOI cases and provide prompt access to judgments, rulings, and decisions on access to information cases in Nigeria. Read More
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Attention to Justice Reform in Mexico Grows

Reforms to Mexican justice system, including efforts by a MacArthur grantee, were the focus of a two-part series by the national television agency Televisa. 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

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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Phillis D. Hollice

Senior Grants Manager
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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