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The Emerging International Criminal Justice System

In September 2009, international justice leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York City to consult on the way forward for the International Criminal Court and the future of international justice ... Read More
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The Role of Preliminary Examinations in ICC Investigations

In September 2009, international justice leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York City to consult on the way forward for the International Criminal Court and the future of international justice ... Read More
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The Case of Kenya and the International Criminal Court

In September 2009, international justice leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York City to consult on the way forward for the International Criminal Court and the future of international justice ... Read More
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The International Criminal Court and International Relations

In September 2009, international justice leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York City to consult on the way forward for the International Criminal Court and the future of international justice ... Read More
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Humanitarian Organizations and the International Criminal Court

In September 2009, international justice leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York City to consult on the way forward for the International Criminal Court and the future of international justice ... Read More
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Aligning Domestic and International Justice Systems

In September 2009, international justice leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York City to consult on the way forward for the International Criminal Court and the future of international justice ... Read More
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The Case of Colombia and the International Criminal Court

In September 2009, international justice leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York City to consult on the way forward for the International Criminal Court and the future of international justice ... Read More

Advocates at Human Rights Summit Meet with President Obama

Human rights defenders attending a MacArthur-supported human rights conference in February met with President Obama to discuss how the U.S. can strengthen global human rights. Read More

Medvedev Orders Deep Police Reforms

Claiming abuses by police officers had "eroded" their authority, Russian President Medvedev pledged to take a personal role in reforming the country's police force. Read More

European Court Holds Russia, Cyprus Accountable for Trafficking

The European Court of Human Rights found that Cyprus and Russia violated the rights of a 20-year-old Russian woman by failing to protect her from trafficking. Read More

Helping Local Broadcasters Get Back on the Air in Haiti

In the wake of the earthquake, Internews has been helping Haitian media by providing technical equipment to help communicate critical information, such as where to go for food, water, and shelter. Designed to help provide trusted ... Read More

Russia Ends Opposition to Rights Court

Russia reversed its opposition to reforms in the European Court of Human Rights. The Duma passed legislation that clears the way for the Court to handle a large backlog of complaints, one-third of which were filed ... Read More

Resolutions Advance Discussion of Women’s Rights under Sharia’h Law in Nigeria

Based on a study by the Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), a MacArthur grantee, several government and Muslim leaders in northwestern Nigeria have agreed to principles that could advance discussions about women’s ... Read More

Nigeria Delivers Human Rights Plan to the UN

The Federal Government of Nigeria recently provided its National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva. The Plan is an audit of the human ... Read More

MacArthur Grantees Participate in U.S.-Russia Civil Society Summit

In a show of support for Russian civil society groups, President Obama also addressed the U.S.-Russian Civil Society Summit in Moscow. 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
Portrait of Eric Sears

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