• Ethics and Global Justice

    The Center for Civil and Human Rights hosts a blog addressing issues of global justice from an ethical perspecive. Arc of the Universe is devoted to resurfacing justice – examining the day’s headlines from the deep commitments of ethical traditions.

    Follow the conversation at Arc of the Universe: www.arcoftheuniverse.info

  • Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

    “I would hope that if Notre Dame makes a difference in the whole world, at the heart of that difference would be our commitment to human rights, human dignity, human freedom, and human accomplishment.”

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 brins together documents from international human rights law and Catholic social teaching,

    Read about the project here.

Alumna Sentenced in Cairo


Prisoner of conscience
sentenced to 3 years in prison

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In Memoriam


The Human Rights Legacy of
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

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Religious Freedom Project


Research focuses on
responses to Christian persecution

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