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African Union Adopts Transitional Justice Policy

The African Union adopted a Transitional Justice Policy as a continental guideline for Member States to achieve healing after experiencing mass atrocities.
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Implementing a National Prosecutor in Mexico

A report from Due Process of Law Foundation and Washington Office on Latin America examines the Mexican law governing the implementation of the National Prosecutor’s Office.
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Mexico Found Responsible for Disappearances of Civilians

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the State of Mexico responsible for the disappearances of Nitza Paola, José Ángel, and Rocío Alvarado.
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Additional $15 Million to Protect Human Rights, Reform Justice System in Mexico

MacArthur today committed an additional $15 million to support Mexico’s civil society and continued efforts to protect human rights and reform the nation’s justice system. “Our grantee partners across Mexico confront challenges every day ...
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Advancing Human Rights in Mexico: Progress and Promise

Mexico Director Sharon Bissell articulates the Foundation's work to support human rights organizations in Mexico.
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Commission Seeks Truth behind Ayotzinapa Disappearances

MacArthur grantees have been invited to serve on a Commission to address the 2014 mass disappearance from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College.
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Mexico Found Culpable for Sexual Torture Against Civilians

In a historic ruling, the Inter American Court on Human Rights found Mexico responsible for the torture and sexual violence committed against women in the Atenco community during a raid in 2006.
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Mexico’s Criminal Justice Transformation

It has been 10 years since Mexico adopted a critical Constitutional reform that transformed its criminal justice system. The new accusatorial system promises speedier, transparent, public trials, and aligns Mexico with most countries in the Americas ...
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Handbook Recommends Policy Improvements to Aid Reconstruction after Mexico City Earthquake

A handbook provides a public policy guide for Mexico City’s efforts for reconstruction after the 2019 earthquake.
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Recommendations for National Criminal Justice Reforms in Mexico

Report from México Evalúa recommends national coordination to address delays in criminal justice system.
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UN Resolution Calls for Strengthening Press Freedom in Mexico

A UN Human Rights Committee resolution finds the Mexican government at fault for failing in its obligation to protect journalists after the 2005 kidnapping and torture of journalist Lydia Cacho.
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Investigating Miscarriage of Justice after Young Woman’s Killing

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights officially agreed to review the 2004 murder of  Nadia Alejandra Muciño Márquez (announcement in Spanish), making it the first time the Commission will scrutinize the systematic violence against women in ...
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Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Northeastern Nigeria

As violence from the Boko Haram insurgency subsides in northeastern Nigeria, a report from the Centre for Democracy and Development recommends community-based approaches to reconciliation and transitional justice.
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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

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Sharon Bissell

Sharon Bissell

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Co-Director, On Nigeria; 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, On Nigeria
Portrait of Liliane Loya

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
Portrait of Eric Sears

Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer, Technology in the Public Interest
Portrait of Phillis D. Hill

Phillis D. Hill

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Jennifer Martinez-Roth

Jennifer Martinez-Roth

Communications Officer
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