Representative GrantsLos Angeles, California2015
$450,000 In support of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group project (over three years).
Representative GrantsMexico, Mexico2017
$300,000 to support policy recommendations and advocacy for shaping an effective National Prosecutor's Office.
Representative GrantsBuenos Aires, Argentina2017
$300,000 to support policy recommendations and advocacy for shaping Mexico's new forensic sciences agency.
March 20, 2008 - Speech
Kofi Annan discusses the changing definition of national sovereignty - from a privilege to a responsibility - and the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.
March 20, 2008 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
March 7, 2008 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's history and discusses its support for human rights and international justice, focusing on the International Criminal Court.
February 29, 2008 - Publication
The Committee Against Torture, a MacArthur grantee based in Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia, has won a police abuse case in the European Court of Human Rights. The Court found that the authorities violated the prohibition on torture ...
February 14, 2008 - From The Field
Late last month, the Congolese government and 22 armed groups signed a peace agreement. MacArthur grantee Human Rights Watch was present at the negotiations and helped to secure language in the agreement to ensure that perpetrators ...
December 10, 2007 - Press Release
MacArthur will honor former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan with the first MacArthur Award for International Justice, Foundation President Jonathan Fanton announced today in a speech at the National Press Club.
December 10, 2007 - Grantee News
“I am honored to receive the MacArthur Award for International Justice. “Advancing international justice should speak to the collective conscience of the world. The emerging international justice system, including the International Criminal Court and the principle ...
December 10, 2007 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that the combination of the International Criminal Court, regional human rights courts, and the new norm of Responsibility to Protect are improving human rights around the world.
November 28, 2007 - From The Field
Information from the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights and Human Rights Watch helped provide the basis for a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights involving discrimination against Roma children ...
November 9, 2007 - Publication
Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ...
February 13, 2013 - Video
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.