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Indigenous Leader in Mexico Freed

Tlachinollan, winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, helped secure the release of Maximino García Catarino, an indigenous leader unjustly incarcerated for over six weeks in Guerrero state.

Human Rights Watch Wins Peabody Awards

Human Rights Watch, a MacArthur grantee, won two Peabodies for multimedia work on gold mining in Papua New Guinea and Russian civil society.
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The Pader Academy: Educating Young Mothers Affected By Uganda's Civil War

The Pader Girls Academy educates girls who have returned to village life in Uganda after being abducted and forced into marriage or pregnancy during the country's civil war. The MacArthur Foundation supports education and human ...

"The Body Counter"

From Foreign Policy
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International Criminal Court Convicts Congolese Warlord

In its first judgment, the International Criminal Court found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and employing child soldiers in his militia group.
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Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Red TDT), 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Monitoring and documenting human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human rights violations nationally and internationally.
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Crisis Action, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Crisis Action works behind the scenes with civil society organizations to develop strategies that inform policymakers about how to stop conflict and protect civilians on the ground.
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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia.
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CrisisAction, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Crisis Action, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, works behind the scenes with civil society organizations to develop strategies that inform policymakers on how to stop conflict and protect civilians ...

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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia.

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Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, monitors and documents human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human rights violations nationally and internationally.

Consultative Conference on International Criminal Justice

This meeting's objective is to increase communication and, where feasible, coordination, among elements of the "system," including states, NGOs, UN and humanitarian agencies, law enforcement bureaus, national legal officials, and organs of the International Criminal ...

International Conference on “The Soul of the New Machine: Human Rights, Technology & New Media”

This international conference seeks to provide a space for leading thinkers, civil society members, activists, programmers, and entrepreneurs to imagine, discover, share, solve, connect and act together. The conference focuses on two areas of justice and ...

MacArthur Award for International Justice

By Invitation Only Schedule of Events 4:15 p.m. Panel discussion (see below) on “The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunals in National and International Systems” 6:30 p.m. Reception 7:30 p.m ...

MacArthur Discussion Series Innovative Uses of New Technology

The MacArthur Foundation has been exploring the ways in which technological innovations can further our work and the work of our grantees.
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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

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Senior Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
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Phillis D. Hill

Senior Grants Manager
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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer