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Human Rights Center, University of California, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law is applying cutting-edge science and research to protect human rights globally. Read More
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Enforcing Human Rights in Latin America

A brief explores three cases in which international courts have made pioneering rulings ordering governments to allocate resources and implement policies that seek to enforce and protect human rights. Read More
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Assessing a Digital Attack on Syrian CSO

A Syrian citizen media group critical of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was recently targeted in a customized digital attack designed to unmask their location, according to a report from The Citizen Lab. Read More
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Civil Society Organizations Face Onslaught of Cyber Attacks

Civil society organizations working to protect human rights around the world are being bombarded with persistent and disruptive computer espionage attacks, according to a report from The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk ... Read More
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Protecting Human Rights in Mexico

Several of the Foundation’s human rights grantees in Mexico have been working on multiple facets of what is being called a crime against humanity. Read More
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Human Rights and Technology

A study by Partners for Human Rights Information, Methodology, & Analysis seeks to help funders make strategic investments to harness technology in the service of human rights. Read More
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Update: Fifth Threat Assessment of Nigeria 2015 Election Security

A fifth threat assessment by the CLEEN Foundation in advance of Nigeria’s 2015 general election articulates increasing concerns about high levels of insecurity and violence anticipated during and immediately after the election. Read More
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Mexico’s Supreme Court to Hear Historic Human Rights Case

The Mexican Supreme Court has agreed to review a case to determine if, by denying access to investigation files, the Attorney General violated the rights of family members of deceased migrants. Read More
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Website Captures the Global Human Rights Funding Landscape

The report shows that 745 foundations in 34 countries made over 17,000 grants totaling $1.7 billion in human rights funding in 2011, the latest year for which data is available. Read More
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Update: Nigeria 2015 Election Security Threat Assessment

The use of federal force in crushing opposition may be the greatest threat to the success of Nigeria’s 2015 general election, according to an updated election security threat assessment from the Cleen Foundation. Read More
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Historic Reform of Mexico’s Military Justice Code

Strategic litigation by MacArthur grantees has helped to secure historic reform to Mexico’s Military Justice Code. Read More
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An Evaluation of Human Rights Grantmaking in Nigeria

This evaluation found that the Foundation’s use of limited resources over an extended period of time had contributed to legal precedents and attracted other donors to scale up projects – thus contributing to long-term systemic change. Read More
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Update: Assessing Security Threats in Nigeria Prior to 2015 Elections

An update from the CLEEN Foundation provides an assessment of security threats as Nigeria’s 2015 elections approach. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Defend Free Expression, Enhance Criminal Justice Internationally

The 22 grants support efforts to establish and protect an open and secure internet and to develop new technologies that will help protect human rights advocates and journalists at risk of physical security threats, legal harassment ... Read More
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Ethiopian Government Uses Commercial Spyware to Monitor Journalists, Advocates

A report from The Citizen Lab, a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, exposes the Ethiopian government’s use of commercial spyware to hack into the computers of journalists in the ... 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

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights

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

Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
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Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
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Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
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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