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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UN Resolution Calls for Strengthening Press Freedom in Mexico

A UN Human Rights Committee resolution finds the Mexican government at fault for failing in its obligation to protect journalists after the 2005 kidnapping and torture of journalist Lydia Cacho.
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Investigating Miscarriage of Justice after Young Woman’s Killing

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights officially agreed to review the 2004 murder of  Nadia Alejandra Muciño Márquez (announcement in Spanish), making it the first time the Commission will scrutinize the systematic violence against women in ...
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Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Northeastern Nigeria

As violence from the Boko Haram insurgency subsides in northeastern Nigeria, a report from the Centre for Democracy and Development recommends community-based approaches to reconciliation and transitional justice.
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A Research and Writing Grant as an Inflection Point in a Career

I wrote the proposal for MacArthur’s Research and Writing Competition in early 1998 and was notified in fall 1998 that I was awarded a grant for my proposed topic, “Integrating Russia into the International Community ...
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Disappearance of Mexican Students to be Reinvestigated

The reinvestigation of the 2014 disappearances of 43 college students will be under the supervision of a truth commission, to be led by the nation’s top human rights body and parents of the victims.
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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.
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