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Jonathan Fanton Calls on the UN Security Council to Continue Proceedings Against Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges the United Nations Security Council to not stand in the way of the International Criminal Court's war crimes proceedings against Sudan's president.
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Kofi Annan Receives the MacArthur International Justice Award

On March 20, 2008, Kofi Annan received the MacArthur International Justice Award. Remarks from Jonathan Fanton, Robert Denham, Ban Ki-Moon, Kofi A.Annan and Drew Saunders Days.

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Building Justice

A short film about the international justice system by Skylight Pictures.

Court Holds Russian Government Responsible for Deaths

The European Court of Human Rights recently held the Russian government responsible for the presumed death of two brothers who were taken from their home in 2003.

Court Orders Russia to Pay Abused Prisoners

In a case brought by MacArthur grantee the Perm Human Rights Center, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Russian government violated human rights conventions in its handling of the beating of seven prisoners.

European Court Rules on Two Disappearances in Chechnya

In a case brought by MacArthur grantee the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, the European Court of Human Rights found the Russian government responsible for the disappearance of two men in Chechnya who were taken from ...

"The Challenge of International Justice," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the International Criminal Court and the Foundation's support for other human rights measures.

International Crisis Group Receives $5 Million Grant for General Operations

The International Crisis Group launched today in New York its new $50 million Securing the Future Capital fundraising campaign, with commitments totaling $20 million from the MacArthur Foundation, George Soros, Frank Giustra, and Victor Pinchuk.

European Court of Human Rights Upholds Torture Ban

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 ...

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Midwest Regional Conference on International Justice

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton hosts a panel discussion on the International Criminal Court.
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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 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
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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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