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Human Rights Grantmaking in Mexico

MacArthur’s human rights grantmaking in Mexico supports the development of effective human rights protections, with a focus on improving justice sector reforms, legal protections through litigation, and freedom of expression. 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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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