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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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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Envisioning a New Prosecutor’s Office for Mexico

A Spanish-language report provides expert recommendations for the development of a new General Prosecutor’s Office for Mexico.
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Human Rights Violations by Mexican Soldiers Met with Impunity

A report by the Washington Office on Latin America analyzes the Mexican military’s participation in human rights violations and finds accountability for crimes committed by soldiers against civilians to be virtually nonexistent.A report by ...
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Advocating for Transparency in Mexico

A Spanish-language report examines cases of severe human rights violations in which the Mexican state has failed to disclose information, crafted untrue narratives, or engaged in tactics to intimidate victims and their families.
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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

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Sharon Bissell

Sharon Bissell

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
Portrait of Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Senior Program Officer, On Nigeria
Portrait of Liliane Loya

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
Portrait of Eric Sears

Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer, Technology in the Public Interest
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Phillis D. Hill

Senior Grants Manager

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer
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