Representative GrantsMexico, Mexico2017
$300,000 to support policy recommendations and advocacy for shaping an effective National Prosecutor’s Office.
Representative GrantsNew York, New York2015
$600,000 support of the organization’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.
Representative GrantsLos Angeles, California2015
$450,000 In support of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group project (over three years).
Representative GrantsBuenos Aires, Argentina2017
$300,000 to support policy recommendations and advocacy for shaping Mexico’s new forensic sciences agency.
April 29, 2008 - From The Field
Based on research by Human Rights Watch, a MacArthur grantee, the European Court of Human Rights upheld an absolute ban on deporting people to countries where they risk being tortured. The decision stems from the case ... Read More
April 25, 2008 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton hosts a panel discussion on the International Criminal Court. Read More
April 21, 2008 - Commentary
In an Op-Ed published in the San Diego Union Tribune, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton says the International Criminal Court represents an opportunity to engage with an effective international institution. Read More
March 20, 2008 - Press Release
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today honored former United Nations Secretary General Kofi A. Annan with the MacArthur Award for International Justice at a 1200-person dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Read More
March 20, 2008 - Speech
Kofi Annan discusses the changing definition of national sovereignty - from a privilege to a responsibility - and the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect. Read More
March 20, 2008 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Read More
March 7, 2008 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's history and discusses its support for human rights and international justice, focusing on the International Criminal Court. Read More
February 29, 2008 - Publication
The Committee Against Torture, a MacArthur grantee based in Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia, has won a police abuse case in the European Court of Human Rights. The Court found that the authorities violated the prohibition on torture ... Read More
February 14, 2008 - From The Field
Late last month, the Congolese government and 22 armed groups signed a peace agreement. MacArthur grantee Human Rights Watch was present at the negotiations and helped to secure language in the agreement to ensure that perpetrators ... Read More
February 13, 2013 - Video
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