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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"Judge Will Get International Justice Award"

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"Prof Wins MacArthur for Democracy 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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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
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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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