• Changing the World

    “No other University of which I am aware makes this kind of investment in international human rights law on this scale. It is vital that Notre Dame have the resources needed to continue this expression of our mission of service to humanity.”

    Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus

  • Philpott named new Director

    The Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to announce that Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies, has been appointed as its new Director.

    Read the full story here.

  • Fighting for Human Rights

    Through his work as chairman of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Notre Dame Law Professor Paolo Carozza fought the system and won, working with the Paraguayan government to enact legal reforms to outlaw the enlistment of child soldiers.

    See the video here.

  • 2012-13 CCHR Annual Report

    In 2012-13, CCHR  focused on strengthening its academic programs, building its scholarly engagement, and charting a course for institutional growth, building a foundation for even greater relevance, recognition, and impact.

    Review the year in research, visiting scholars, and events programming here. (PDF 1.47 MB)

  • What Would You Fight For?

    Reyam El-Molla, LL.M. ’12, witnessed firsthand the revolution in Egypt. With her country at a crossroads, Reyam is using the legal training she received through Notre Dame Law Schools Center for Civil and Human Rights and its LL.M. program in international human rights law to make a real difference at home.

    Watch Reyam's story in this inspiring video.

A History of Leadership


Forty years of CCHR leadership

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Student Profile


Student Scholar
Mustafa Ahmed, Pakistan

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CCHR alumni to lead
African Commissions

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