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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Crisis Action, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Crisis Action works behind the scenes with civil society organizations to develop strategies that inform policymakers about how to stop conflict and protect civilians on the ground. Read More
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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia. Read More
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CrisisAction, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Crisis Action, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, works behind the scenes with civil society organizations to develop strategies that inform policymakers on how to stop conflict and protect civilians ...

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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia.

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Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, monitors and documents human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human rights violations nationally and internationally.

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UN's Ban Ki-moon Says "Responsibility to Protect" Works

At a MacArthur-supported conference on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his strong support for R2P. Read More

More Countries Join the International Criminal Court

Seven additional countries have joined the International Criminal Court and ratified the Rome Statute due, in part, to the work of MacArthur grantee the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Read More

UN Ban on Torture Invoked in Nigerian Police Case

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ruled that Nigerian police violated the rights of a cab driver who was tortured and detained for 27 days without trial. Read More

Russian Grantee Wins Ruling, Repayment on Tax Status of Foreign Donations

Russia has repaid Agora Human Rights Association nearly one million rubles in excess taxes, the result of a precedent-setting ruling which found that Russian nonprofits are not required to pay tax on donations from foreign donors. 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
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights

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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Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
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Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
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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, Evaluation