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Assessing Justice Reform Progress in Mexico

This report provides a deep analysis of the current process of judicial reform in Mexico, the impacts of reform on the federal and state level, and past, present, and future challenges to implementation efforts. Read More
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Report Examines Mexican Military's Use of Force Against Civilians

According to official accounts, the soldiers were patrolling the area when they came under attack by alleged kidnappers, causing a shootout that left 22 dead. Read More
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Data Ethics in the Age of the Quantified Society

MacArthur grantees and other leading thinkers from business, government, civil society, and academia convened at the Aspen Ideas Festival to explore and debate ethics in the age of the quantified society. Read More
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Ensuring Accountability for Rights Violations in Nigeria

For the first time, the Nigerian government will provide compensation for victims of human rights violations. The case was brought to the court by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. Read More
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Protecting Journalists in Mexico

Legal efforts by MacArthur grantee Article 19 helped bring about the release of a journalist unjustly imprisoned in Mexico for his efforts to document a civil rights protest. Read More
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Video: Testifying on “Enforced Disappearances”

In testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, human rights organizations presented recommendations for improving investigations and protecting and assisting families of the disappeared in Mexico. Read More
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Advancing Free Speech In India

The Supreme Court of India issued its first major decision on freedom of expression on the Internet by ruling Section 66A of the Information Technology Act unconstitutional. Read More
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Assessing Human Rights Compliance in Mexico

A report from the Citizen Observatory of Justice reviews compliance with human rights protections under Mexico’s new justice system Read More
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Identifying Cyber Attacks in China

The Chinese government can intercept foreign web traffic as it flows to Chinese websites, inject malicious code, and repurpose traffic, according to a report by the Citizen Lab. Read More
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Update: Nigeria 2015 Election Security Threat Assessment

The tenth security threat assessment cited high potential for violence, disruption, and corruption surrounding the Nigeria 2015 general elections, particularly after they were postponed for several weeks. Read More
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Reporting on Police Treatment of Nigerian Widows

A study by the Nigerian-based Centre for Information Technology and Development has found that the country’s police force has failed to pay financial benefits owed to widows of police officers killed by Boko Haram. The ... Read More
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Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America and Peace Brigades International assesses Mexico’s Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. Read More
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Foundations Partner to Build a Stronger Digital Society

Five foundations will jointly address the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, including committing to help keep the Internet open, secure, accessible and affordable to all Read More
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Addressing Enforced Disappearances in Mexico

Several Mexican human rights organizations present recommendations to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances and request scrutiny of the situation in Mexico, where at least 23,000 individuals are registered as “enforced disappearances”. Read More
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Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos is protecting the rights of vulnerable people amidst justice reform in Mexico. Read More
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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. Watch

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights

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

Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Quinn Hanzel

Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
Portrait of Ken Lee

Ken Lee

Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation