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MacArthur Foundation: Human Rights and International Justice, Recent Grants

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MacArthur Foundation Recent Grants for Human Rights and International Justice [1]

$120,000 to support a public lecture on Africa and the International Criminal Court and to train judges in Ghana on the application of national and international human rights norms (over three years). (2007)

$50,000 in support of a colloquium on Africa and the Globalization of Justice: Engaging the Islamic Communities. (2006)

$500,000 to support capacity-building for African civil society organizations. (2008)

$200,000 in support of the Campaign to Bring Hissène Habré to Justice (over two years). (2007)

$400,000 in support of the establishment of an effective African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (over three years). (2005)

$760,000 in support of the application of geospatial technologies to human rights (over three years). (2006)

$50,000 in support of a symposium on the international rule of law. (2005)

$220,000 in support of a task force to study U.S. policy toward the International Criminal Court (over two years). (2008)

$50,000 in support of an International Justice lecture titled, Advocacy Before the Inter-American and Africa Human Rights Bodies: A Cross-Regional Agenda. (2008)

$450,000 to manage, facilitate, and coordinate activities designed to promote the institutional strengthening of national human rights institutions in the region (over three years). (2006)

$250,000 in support of legal assistance for victims of human rights violations participating in the International Criminal Court case in Congo (over two years). (2005)

$210,000 to support media outreach by journalists in West Africa on the trial of the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor. (2008)

$880,000 to use science and technology to promote human rights (over three years). (2008)

$800,000 in support of using science and technology to promote human rights (over three years). (2005)

$96,000 in support of a project entitled, Building the Capacities of Sudanese NGOs, Lawyers, and Journalists on the International Criminal Court. (2007)

$75,000 in support of a new approach to monitor and advocate for economic and social rights. (2006)

$236,000 to study the use of technology by human rights organizations to document human rights abuses (over two years). (2008)

$35,000 for the participation of a team in the ICC International Trial Competition and for a 10th Anniversary Symposium in Beijing on the Rome Statute. (2008)

$450,000 to establish the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (over three years). (2008)

$250,000 in support of work on cluster munitions. (2007)

$100,000 for establishing a Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research to house the archives of leading human rights organizations. (2005)

$8,500 to research, produce, and publish a Uganda country note on the U.S. International Grantmaking website. (2007)

$220,225 for a campaign to promote cooperation by inter-governmental organizations and member states to enforce the International Criminal Court's Darfur arrest warrants. (2008)

$41,000 in support of a meeting of key NGOs to discuss the possibility of launching a campaign on Darfur and the International Criminal Court. (2008)

$133,500 in support of the Witness Facilitation Project. (2007)

$250,000 in support of the Darfur Atrocity Crimes Documentation Project. (2005)

$350,000 in support of a cross-regional advocacy network dedicated to strengthening the new UN Human Rights Council (over two years). (2007)

$100,340 in support of activities to promote appreciation of the International Criminal Court among the Congolese population and to encourage national policies to complement the work of the Court (over two years). (2007)

  • DePaul University College of Law International Human Rights Law Institute (Chicago, Illinois)

$65,000 to support an international justice symposium celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Rome Conference establishing the ICC. (2008)

  • DePaul University College of Law International Human Rights Law Institute (Chicago, Illinois)

$140,000 for activities to strengthen support for the International Criminal Court in the Arab world. (2008)

  • [[DePaul University College of Law, International Human Rights Law Institute (Chicago, Illinois)

$140,000 in support of a project to establish a Committee for the International Criminal Court. (2006)

$32,400 in support of the International Criminal Court Judicial Capacity Strengthening Program. (2005)

$107,200 to host a delegation from China's Supreme People's Court to study the juvenile justice system in the United States. (2008)

$600,000 to facilitate victims' participation in the early cases of the International Criminal Court (over three years). (2007)

$465,000 in support of activities that facilitate victims and human rights NGOs' interaction and cooperation with the International Criminal Court (over three years). (2005)

$10,000 for a project mapping activity of organizations working on gender and rule of law and International Criminal Court issues in the Sudan. (2007)

$150,000 to strengthen dialogue between the United Nations Security Council and non-governmental organizations (over three years). (2008)

$225,000 for strengthening NGO dialogue with the United Nations Security Council (over three years). (2005)

$135,000 in support of general operations. (2007)

$450,000 in support of a study of the ways in which governments use the Internet to monitor their citizens' online behavior and to use the study's results to strengthen human rights work (over three years). (2007)

$245,000 in support of greater use of measurement and quantitative indicators in human rights practice (over two years). (2005)

$250,000 to translate aspirations for protecting civilians from mass atrocities and genocide into preparation for concrete, effective and sustainable action (over two years). (2007)

$600,000 in support of work to advance human rights in China (over three years). (2007)

$400,000 in support of general operations (over two years). (2005)

$130,000 to support the work of the Ugandan Coalition of the International Criminal Court to create a network of civil society organizations in support of the Court in Uganda. (2006)

$250,000 in support of work on cluster munitions. (2007)

$3,800,000 for general support and special research and advocacy initiatives on Nigeria and the International Criminal Court (over three years). (2006)

$50,000 for the creation and dissemination of a video, DVD, and still photographs to document and publicize the human rights crisis in northern Uganda. (2005)

$25,000 in support of the conference "Human Rights in the Democracy Movement Twenty Years Ago - Human Rights Today" . (2005)

$190,000 to support radio reporting on the International Criminal Court in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (2007)

$395,000 in support of a project to develop litigation for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (over three years). (2005)

$1,000,000 for institutional development (over two years). (2008)

$600,000 to train journalists and develop objective reporting on the International Criminal Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Sudan (over three years). (2006)

  • INTERIGHTS, International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (London, United Kingdom)

$200,000 in support of a consultation on the African human rights system. (2008)

  • INTERIGHTS, International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (London, United Kingdom)

$450,000 in support of the effective use of law to promote human rights (over three years). (2005)

$73,000 in support of an evaluation and educational program on the International Criminal Court. (2007)

$530,000 for an Evaluation and Educational program on the International Criminal Court (over two years). (2005)

$300,000 in support of the China Legal Defenders Program (over three years). (2007)

$2,000,000 in support of the Prosecutions Program: Building a Global System of Justice on the Foundations of the ICC (over three years). (2006)

$250,000 to support and develop objective radio reporting on the International Criminal Court in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (2006)

$440,000 in support of activities to strengthen the work of the International Criminal Court (over two years). (2005)

$450,000 in support of a project entitled, Reform of the UN Human Rights System: Creating an Effective Human Rights Council (over three years). (2006)

$79,100 in support of educational outreach programs regarding the first prosecutions by the Court. (2006)

$145,000 in support of a study visit of the judges of the Court to the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, Italy (over two years). (2006)

$144,000 to support a meeting for prosecutors from ad hoc tribunals, the International Criminal Court, and regional and national prosecuting authorities to formalize cooperation and information sharing. (2008)

$85,000 in support of a strategic assessment of Crisis Group development activities. (2007)

$1,075,000 in general support of global conflict prevention and resolution programs (over three years). (2006)

$250,000 to support human rights reporting and related post-conflict development activities (over three years). (2007)

$20,000 in support of a photographic exhibition on the crisis in Darfur. (2007)

$230,100 support for a senior staff position in 2008. (2008)

$30,000 in support of the International Human Rights Funders Group project (over three years). (2005)

$525,000 for general operating support (over two years). (2007)

$250,000 to support The Protective Role of Education in Humanitarian Emergencies project (over two years). (2007)

$36,000 in support of the International Human Rights Funders Group project (over three years). (2007)

$417,000 in support of a program to strengthen victims' participation in proceedings of the International Criminal Court (over three years). (2006)

$20,000 in support of a seminar and assistance to the ICC on protection of victims and witnesses in Congo. (2005)

$300,000 in general support of reporting and policy advocacy on behalf of the displaced (over three years). (2007)

$2,000,000 to monitor the functioning of the UN Security Council (over three years). (2007)

$75,000 in support of The Rise of International Justice, a ten-minute film on international justice. (2008)

$10,047 to support "Building Justice," a ten-minute film on international justice. (2008)

$60,000 in support of an oral history project on the South African Legal Resource Center. (2008)

$245,000 in support of grassroots outreach on the trial of the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor (over two years). (2008)

$175,000 in support of training and coordination (over two years). (2007)

$38,000 to support a virtual library of international legal materials. (2008)

$74,000 in support of a survey of issues, opportunities, and strategies for supporting African regional organizations. (2006)

$150,000 in support of grassroots outreach on the International Criminal Court . (2007)

$250,000 to support the mapping of human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (2008)

$1,000,000 in support of the Rapid Response Unit and Contingency Fund (over two years). (2007)

$350,000 in support of the Crisis Mapping Initiative (over two years). (2007)

$331,000 to advance the development of international law and its use in domestic courts in Africa (over three years). (2007)

$162,500 in support of activities in northern Uganda to implement traditional justice mechanisms and coordinate them with national and international justice efforts (over two years). (2005)

$795,000 to support the Advancing New Technologies for Justice and Human Rights initiative (over three years). (2008)

$50,000 in support of an International Justice lecture titled, Bearing Witness to Atrocity. (2008)

$740,000 to conduct surveys of victims in ICC referral countries and to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of systemic human rights violations (over three years). (2006)

$175,000 in support of The Database Project: Supporting the Reintegration of Child Returnees of the Lord's Resistance Army. (2005)

$69,000 to advance the development of international law and its use in domestic courts in Africa (over three years). (2007)

$250,000 to promote and protect human rights through the ECOWAS Community of Justice (over two years). (2007)

$400,000 in support of activities to support training for victims and their legal representatives in the ICC's first cases and to address gender issues in national implementing legislation for the Rome Statute (over two years). (2005)

$500,000 in support of a Global NGO Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (over three years). (2008)

$150,000 in support of the Responsibility to Protect-Engaging Civil Society project to disseminate and exchange information on the Responsibility to Protect. (2007)

$1,500,000 in support of general operations (over three years). (2005)

$49,000 in support of an international justice conference on the global political will necessary for international criminal justice to succeed. (2008)

Mexico

$317,000 to produce human rights shadow reports in eight Mexican states (over three years). (2008)

$210,000 in support of producing human rights shadow reports in eight Mexican states (over three years). (2005)

$300,000 in support of the promotion and defense of human rights in Mexico through the use of the Inter-American system for the protection of human rights (over three years). (2006)

$320,000 in support for the defense of the human rights of the indigenous people of the Mountain and Costa Chica regions of Guerrero (over three years). (2005)

$200,000 to support legal assistance, litigation, and monitoring of the National Human Rights Program (over three years). (2007)

$300,000 to support the defense of paradigmatic cases of human rights violations in Mexico in national and international courts (over three years). (2007)

$90,000 to support the defense of paradigmatic cases of human rights violations in Mexico in national and international courts. (2006)

$248,000 in support of a diagnostic of policing in Mexico in the context of the process of national criminal justice reform (over three years). (2006)

$460,000 in support of the establishment of a policing research network in Mexico in order to strengthen programs for police reform (over three years). (2006)

$300,000 to support litigation on human rights in Mexico (over three years). (2007)

$180,000 in support of improving human rights in the state of Guerrero, Mexico (over three years). (2007)

$450,000 in support of strengthening the public human rights commissions (over three years). (2005)

$300,000 in support of Citizen Monitoring of Police and Law Enforcement Bodies in Guerrero (over three years). (2006)

$250,000 to support the strengthening of the legal defense of human rights in the state of Guerrero (over three years). (2006)

$180,000 in support of human rights strategic litigation (over three years). (2007)

$320,000 to support the creation of a formal human rights network in the state of Jalisco (over three years). (2005)

$650,000 in support of strengthening police accountability and civil society capacity building (over three years). (2007)

$320,000 in support of building models for police accountability and civil society capacity building (over two years). (2005)

$25,000 in support of the implementation of the International Criminal Court in Mexico. (2006)

$240,000 in support of the defense of human rights through public interest litigation in Mexican constitutional courts (over three years). (2007)

$360,000 to strengthen human rights organizations and coordinate strategy for human rights activities in 20 Mexican states (over three years). (2007)

$100,000 in support of activities to strengthen human rights protection for migrants and refugees in Mexico. (2008)

$20,000 to support a planning meeting for the broader human rights community to develop common strategies for advancing human rights in Mexico (over one year). (2007)

$170,000 in support of the establishment of a policing research network in Mexico in order to strengthen programs for police reform (over three years). (2006)

Nigeria

$400,000 in support of activities to strengthen the protection against extra-judicial killings through the revival and implementation of State Coroner laws and procedures in Nigeria (over three years). (2006)

$200,000 in support of information, communication, and public advocacy on the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in Arabic (over three years). (2007)

$59,000 to support the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria to implement its Martus software to gather and utilize human rights information. (2008)

$330,000 for the conduct and use of a national crime victimization survey as a complementary and reliable source of information to official statistics on crime in Nigeria (over two years). (2005)

$183,000 to document the status of justice sector reform, human rights, and juvenile justice in Nigeria. (2008)

$193,000 in support of a second national electoral survey as a complementary and reliable source of information to official statistics on elections in Nigeria. (2007)

$231,000 to conduct a post-election national survey to measure public perceptions of the electoral process in the April 2007 general elections. (2007)

$30,000 for technical support for women in the National Conference on Political Reforms in Nigeria. (2005)

$100,000 in support of activities to build the capacity of human rights organizations in Kano state to monitor, document, and report on human rights violations. (2007)

$50,000 to monitor Internet accessibility and to carry out research, in conjunction with the Open Net Initiative, into the deliberate tampering of the Internet during the elections in Nigeria that were held in April 2007. (2007)

$250,000 to support the use of a paralegal program to document incidences and seek redress for human rights violations by law enforcement officials in Rivers State (over three years). (2008)

$240,000 in support of a project to promote the right to equality and non-discrimination in Plateau State (over three years). (2006)

$300,000 in support of the Reform of Pre-Trial Detention and Legal Aid Service Delivery in Nigeria (over three years). (2006)

$450,000 to strengthen and reform the administration of criminal justice in six states in Nigeria (over three years). (2007)

$275,000 to incorporate and apply the provisions and practices contained in the United Nations Convention into the operations of law enforcement agencies in Nigeria (over three years). (2007)

$100,000 for participatory monitoring of local government resources and improving accountability in Rivers State (over two years). (2005)

$400,000 to build the capacity to implement the National Action Plan for the promotion and protection of human rights and to document and report on human rights violations in Nigeria (over three years). (2007)

$250,000 to expand the scope of clinical legal education and complement official legal aid services in Nigeria (over two years). (2008)

$300,000 in support of a research and advocacy project on abuse of human rights by police in Nigeria (over two years). (2005)

$300,000 to train and sensitize Nigerian lawyers on the use of regional and sub-regional mechanisms for human rights protection and the review of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules (over two years). (2007)

$40,000 campaign for the Abrogation of the Public Order Act. (2006)

$300,000 in support of the advancement of economic, social, and cultural rights in Nigeria (over three years). (2006)

$250,000 in support of strengthening the human rights and rule of law program. (2007)

$250,000 in support of Islamic Family Law and Practices in Northwestern Nigeria (over three years). (2005)

Russia

$250,000 in support of work to promote human rights in Russia (over three years). (2007)

$60,000 in support of activities to combat police torture (over two years). (2005)

$260,000 to protect and promote human rights in the Russian Federation (over two years). (2008)

$200,000 in support of a project titled Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Russian Federation (over two years). (2006)

$375,000 to promote human rights protection in the Russian Federation (over three years). (2008)

$200,000 in support of a project titled: Resistance to Violations of Human Rights: Murders, Tortures, and Arbitrary Arrests (over two years). (2006)

$70,000 in support of the development and maintenance of a publicly accessible electronic website with a full collection of the European Court for Human Rights documents, with Russian-language search tools (over two years). (2005)

$210,000 in support for a training program for lawyers in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (over three years). (2007)

$100,000 to promote the rights of young men of conscript age (over two years). (2008)

$75,000 in support of a project entitled, Alignment of Russian Law and Legal Practice with European Standards of Human Rights. (2006)

$225,000 in support of activities to protect media rights in Central Russia (over three years). (2005)

$150,000 in support of a project entitled, Human rights protection of foreign students in the South of Russia (over three years). (2006)

$160,000 in support of a project entitled, Fostering European Court of Human Rights Litigation Clinics in Russia (over two years). (2006)

$300,000 in support of a project to combat police abuse in the Russian Federation (over three years). (2008)

$300,000 in support of activities to combat police abuse in Moscow city and region (over three years). (2005)

$250,000 to strengthen the regional human rights ombudsman institution with a special focus on promoting women's rights (over three years). (2008)

$225,000 in support of activities, including collaboration with human rights ombudsmen at the federal and regional level, to protect women's rights in Russia (over three years). (2005)

$120,000 in support of communications and public relations activities aimed at enhancing strategy development and promoting positive public relations towards philanthropy in Russia (over three years). (2005)

$195,000 in support for a human rights journal and a quarterly publication covering human rights violations in the criminal justice and penitentiary systems (over three years). (2007)

$100,000 in support of a project titled Monitoring violations of mass media rights in the Russian Federation. (2006)

$100,000 in support of a project titled International Advanced Course on Human Rights Protection. (2006)

$200,000 in support of a project to provide legal support to Russian NGOs and promote the professional growth of these organizations (over two years). (2008)

$160,000 in support of activities to promote the humanization of the police force (over two years). (2005)

$600,000 in support of activities to facilitate reform of the courts and law enforcement agencies and improve mechanisms for the protection of human rights in Russia (over three years). (2005)

$50,000 in support of a project titled A Library of Human Rights Literature. (2006)

$90,000 in support of a project titled Police Officers and Ethnic Minorities: the Practice of Interaction in Kazan and St Petersburg (over two years). (2006)

$30,000 in support of a study of public debate in the Russian Muslim community on issues affecting the status and rights of women (over eighteen months). (2006)

$100,000 in support of the perfection of a unified database for complaints to Human Rights Ombudsmen, increasing the number of users, and bringing them together via the Internet (over two years). (2006)

$225,000 in support of human rights networking activities in the Voronezh region of the Russian Federation (over three years). (2005)

$250,000 to promote the institution of human rights ombudsmen in the Russian Federation (over three years). (2007)

$200,000 in support of activities to promote the institution of human rights ombudsmen in the Russian Federation (over two years). (2005)

$180,000 in support of a long-term strategy to combat police abuse in Russia]] (over three years). (2007)

$450,000 to promote access to the European Court of Human Rights in the Russian Federation (over three years). (2008)

$150,000 in support of the organization of seminars and publications aimed at legalization of forced migrants and their protection from the arbitrariness of law enforcement and judicial bodies (over one year). (2006)

$225,000 to promote human rights of women in Russia (over three years). (2008)

$225,000 in support of activities to promote women's human rights and gender equality in Russia (over three years). (2005)

$85,000 in support of the International Stalker Film Festival 2008-2009 in the Russian regions and Moscow (over two years). (2008)

$120,000 in support of the International Stalker Film Festival 2006-2007 in the Russian regions and Moscow (over two years). (2006)

$30,000 in support of the annual International Human Rights Film Festival. (2005)

$400,000 in support of a long-term strategy to strengthen the human rights movement in Russia through monitoring human rights and the development of a regional monitoring network (over two years). (2007)

$80,000 in support of a project titled Resistance to violations of human rights: murders, tortures, arbitrary arrests (over two years). (2006)

$270,000 in support of a long-term strategy to combat police abuse in Russia (over three years). (2007)

$150,000 in support of a project titled Human Rights in the Krasnodar Region: Strategy for Achieving Change (over three years). (2006)

$375,000 to promote new approaches to human rights work in Russia (over three years). (2008)

$200,000 in support of activities to promote the human rights community in the Russian Federation (over two years). (2005)

$225,000 to combat abuse by police and prison officers in Russia (over three years). (2007)

$225,000 in support of work to provide a reliable, accurate source of information on human rights in Russia (over three years). (2007)

$150,000 in support of activities to combat police abuse in Krasnoyarsk region (over three years). (2005)

$300,000 in support of a range of activities to combat police abuse in Russia (over three years). (2005)

$650,000 in support of work on the reform of legal science, practice, and education in Russia (over three years). (2005)

$100,000 in support of legal assistance to the migrants in Krasnodar region (over two years). (2006)

$150,000 in support of a project entitled, Development of the Institution of Regional Human Rights Ombudsman in the Russian Federation. (2006)

$300,000 to support the Development of the Institution of Regional Human Rights Ombudsman in the Russian Federation project (over three years). (2007)

$150,000 in support of a project entitled, Using Internet Technologies to Strengthen Human Rights NGOs and Media with a Human Rights Orientation in the Russian Federation (over three years). (2006)

$150,000 in support of the Russian Human Rights Library (over two years). (2006)

$280,000 to promote reform of the regional police force (over three years). (2007)

$225,000 in support of activities to reduce xenophobia in the Voronezh region of the Russian Federation (over three years). (2005)

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  1. Human Rights and International Justice, MacArthur Foundation, accessed November 2, 2008.