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, with a special focus on Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. Read our strategy

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Grantee Leads Effort to Improve Accountability of Police Officers

The Institute for Security and Democracy formalized agreements with the Mexican state governments of Baja California and Nuevo León for ongoing monitoring of police performance. Read More

Human Rights Reforms in Mexico

Following years of effort by MacArthur grantees, the Mexican Senate elevated the legal standing of human rights treaties by approving changes to 11 articles of Mexico's Constitution. Read More

PBS NewsHour on New Technology to Combat Global Human Rights Violations

PBS NewsHour profiles MacArthur grantee Benetech, a non-profit that produces free software that helps hold abusive governments accountable for human rights abuses. Read More

Grantees Support Mass Rape Trial in DRC

MacArthur grantees the American Bar Association and Advocats Sans Frontieres led the efforts of Congolese lawyers representing 60 victims in the case against an army officer who sent his troops to rape, beat, and loot. Read More

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Rulings Encourage Reform in Mexico

Two decisions by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in cases litigated by MacArthur grantees are prompting Mexico's government to reform its Code of Military Justice. Read More

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Compels Mexican Government to Enact Broader Human Rights Reforms

Two decisions by the Court in the past 14 months in cases litigated by two MacArthur grantees have ramped up pressure on Mexico’s government to reform its Code of Military Justice. Read More
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Grantmaking in Mexico

MacArthur has three grantmaking programs in Mexico: population and reproductive health, human rights and justice, and migration. 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, Nigeria, and ... Watch

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights
Portrait of Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Igor Zevelev

Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
Portrait of Mikhail Troitskiy

Mikhail Troitskiy

Deputy Director, Russia Office
Portrait of Simon Cosgrove

Simon Cosgrove

Program Officer
Portrait of Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer
Portrait of Liliane Loya

Liliane Loya

Program Officer, Mexico
Portrait of Eric Sears

Eric Sears

Program Officer
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
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Ken Lee

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs