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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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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A Prosecutors Guide on Missing Persons Investigations

The Manual for the Right Implementation of the General Law on Missing Persons and the Standardized Search Protocol will assist prosecutors and other public servants with missing person investigations.
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Inter-American Court of Human Rights to Hear Landmark Case on Mexican Military

For the first time, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear a case involving human rights violations during the Mexican government’s military-led operations to combat drug trafficking and organized crime.
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Investigation into Missing Students Marred by Torture and Cover-Ups

A report asserts that 34 of 129 people prosecuted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa in 2014 were arbitrarily detained and tortured in order to extract information or confessions.
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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