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Nigerian State Introduces Coroner’s Legislation

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee Access to Justice, officials in the Nigerian state of Anambra will introduce legislation to require a coroner’s inquest into suspicious deaths.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at International Criminal Justice Symposium: “Bearing Witness to Atrocity”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton marks the fourth and final event in a series of colloquia on international justice to mark MacArthur’s thirtieth anniversary.

Nigerian Government Adopts Police Reforms

The Nigerian government recently issued a white paper that adopts the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on Police Reform, many of which were backed by MacArthur grantees in Nigeria. The government agreed to mainstream the community ...

Coroner Inquest Results in Indictment of Nigerian Police Inspector

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee Access to Justice, a Nigerian police inspector was recently indicted for failing to uphold Lagos State’s Coroner Systems Law at the State’s first coroner’s inquest. Adopted in ...
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Ambassador Colin Keating Interview by MacArthur President

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton interviews Ambassador Colin Keating about international justice.

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ...

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Nigeria Reception for Staff, Grantees, Associates

In his last visit to the country as MacArthur President, Jonathan Fanton celebrates Nigeria's recent progress in areas like higher education, human rights, and reproductive health.

“The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: the Case of Darfur,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the MacArthur International Justice Symposium

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews the Foundation's history of human rights grantmaking, focusing on the International Criminal Court, and argues that Darfur represents a test case for international rights.

Remarks by MacArthur’s President at Northwestern University’s Atrocity Crimes Litigation Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton on how the international justice system is growing ever more effective at prosecuting and preventing human rights violations.
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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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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Sharon Bissell

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

Senior Program Officer, On Nigeria
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Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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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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