• CCHR Welcomes Class of 2016

    The Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes its new class of international human rights lawyers for the 2015-16 academic year.

    More information on this year's class can be found here.

  • Cassel Named to Colombian Working Group on Justice

    Douglass Cassel, Professor of Law and advisor to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, has been named by the Colombian government to a high-level bilateral working group (subcomisión) on justice.

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  • Business and Human Rights

    A United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group convened recently in Geneva to begin drafting a binding instrument on business and human rights. CCHR faculty affiliate Doug Cassel presented at the session and reports on the meeting.

    Read about the UN meeting 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 on Religious Freedom

    Under Caesar’s Sword is an effort to discover and draw attention to the ways in which Christian communities around the world respond to the severe violation of their religious freedom.

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  • 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.

Featured Alumnus


Tae-Ung Baik, LL.M. 2000, J.S.D. 2009,
named to UN Working Rroup

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CCHR History Feature


40 years of defending human dignity
at home and across the globe

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Featured Event


Justice Sonia Sotomayor
talks with law students at NDLS

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