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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Supporting a Strong International Justice System

The International Criminal Court is the cornerstone of a strong international justice system. As an early supporter of the civil society groups that advocated for the ICC, the MacArthur Foundation funded a variety of activities leading ...

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Justice Richard Goldstone to Receive MacArthur Award for International Justice

MacArthur will honor Justice Richard J. Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, with the MacArthur Award for International Justice.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton Announcing the MacArthur Award for International Justice

At a colloqium at American University, MacArthur' President Jonathan Fanton announces the second winner of the award, United Nations Special Prosecutor Richard Goldstone.
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Grass-Roots Organizations Work to Protect Human Rights

The MacArthur Foundation supports many grass-roots organizations around the world who work to the rights of citizens around the world.

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International Criminal Court

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of the international criminal court, visit http://www.macfound.org/human_rights.

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MacArthur's Commitment to Human Rights & International Justice

To learn more about the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's commitment to human rights and international justice, visit www.macfound.org/human_rights.

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Igor Sholokhov of Kazan Human Rights Center

Kazan Human Rights Center, which works in Russia to strengthen the rule of law, combat human rights violations, raise rights awareness, and strengthen civil society, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative ...

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Chino Edmund Obiagwu of Legal Defence and Assistance Project

The Legal Defence and Assistance Project, which advocates for prisoners' rights in Nigeria, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008.

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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

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

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

Senior Program Officer, On Nigeria

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

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer