• Police Misconduct and Civil Rights

    William H. Goodman, a civil rights lawyer from Detroit, Michigan, discusses  civil rights litigation connected with police misconduct.

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  • Cardinal-elect Tobin on refugee assistance

    Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis, recently named cardinal by Pope Francis, will examine the imperative to assist refugees according to the moral tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • Fighting for Lasting Peace

    Nadiehezka Palencia, LL.M. '16, is featured in Notre Dame's newest "What Would You Fight For" video along with Prof. Doug Cassel, former director of CCHR. The two discuss the historic peace and justice ageements recently signed in Colombia.

    Watch the video here.

  • Campaign Concerns Film Series

    CCHR co-sponsors this election year film series, focused on issues central to the national debate.

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  • CCHR Welcomes Class of 2017

    CCHR welcomes a new class of human rights advocates into its academic programs for 2016-17.

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  • McAward appointed CCHR Director

    Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed director of The Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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  • South African Alumni Return to CCHR

    South African alumni of the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law return to Notre Dame to discuss their country's remarkable constitutional transformation.

    Read the special feature here.

  • Military Disorder/Legal Uncertainty

    Former Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Antonia Chayes will discuss her recent book Borderless Wars: Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty.

    Read more here.

  • Research Project Partnership

    The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) at Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries has partnered with CCHR to develop a new online research tool that brings together documents from international human rights law and Catholic social teaching.

    Read about the project here.

  • 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.

Database Testing Phase


Catholic Social Teaching/Human Rights
database project ready for testing

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Mass Incarceration


CCHR Director speaks at discussion on mass incarceration

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Forging a New Path


Doug Cassel discusses the way forward
for peace and justice in Colombia

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