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

What's New

RSS

Reducing the Threat of WMDs

The MacArthur Foundation is pleased to introduce this monthly electronic newsletter. Foundations are fortunate to have access to vast networks of information and thanks to new technologies, we can do a much better job of making ...

Commentary by Jonathan Fanton on the Situation in Darfur, Sudan

In this Op-Ed published in the Chicago Tribune, Fanton calls on the international community to fulfill its responsibility to protect the people of Sudan from genocide.

Support for Human Rights Work in Russia

MacArthur has announced seven grants totaling $860,000 in support of human rights work in Russia.

Strengthening the International Criminal Court

MacArthur has awarded more than $1.7 million to three organizations for their efforts to strengthen the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court.

Macarthur Awards $1 Million to International Crisis Group

MacArthur  has announced a $1 million grant over three years to the International Crisis Group (ICG) for world-wide efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. "As a result of humanitarian disasters in Rwanda, Bosnia, East Timor ...

More Than $1.5 Million in Support of Human Rights in Russia

MacArthur has announced six grants totaling more than $1.5 million in support of six Moscow-based organizations that serve as network hubs for local and regional human rights work in 13 regions across Russia.

In Support of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in U.S.

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling $3.5 million in support of three major institutions working to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals living in the United States.

$1.5 Million in Grants to Support Human Rights Network in Russia

Grants will support both Moscow-based groups that can serve as network hubs as well as leading human rights organizations in 13 regions across Russia.

MacArthur Announces $1.5 Million in Grants Related to International Criminal Court

The grants are all designed to advance the institutionalization of the International Criminal Court.

MacArthur Makes $1 Million Grant to Lawyers Committee For Human Rights

The grant was made to support its work on major international human rights issues.
Protecting Freedom of Expression and Enhancing Criminal Justice thumbnail

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

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
Portrait of Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Senior Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
Portrait of Eric Sears

Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Phillis D. Hill

Phillis D. Hill

Senior Grants Manager

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer