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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.

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.
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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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