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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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A Research and Writing Grant as an Inflection Point in a Career

I wrote the proposal for MacArthur’s Research and Writing Competition in early 1998 and was notified in fall 1998 that I was awarded a grant for my proposed topic, “Integrating Russia into the International Community ...
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Disappearance of Mexican Students to be Reinvestigated

The reinvestigation of the 2014 disappearances of 43 college students will be under the supervision of a truth commission, to be led by the nation’s top human rights body and parents of the victims.
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Assessing Mexico’s Response to Forced Disappearances

A report by I(dh)eas, Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos developed in partnership with several families of missing persons in Mexico and submitted to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances outlines Mexico’s shortcomings in ...
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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

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
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