• Apply Now for Academic Programs

    The application period for academic year 2015-16 has been extended. Apply for the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law by February 1, 2015.

    More information on the application process here.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 2013-14 CCHR Annual Report

    2013-14 saw CCHR expand its mission to embrace an ambitious new research agenda, under the leadership of director Daniel Philpott.

    Review the year in research, visiting scholars, and events programming 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.

Alumna Sentenced in Cairo


Prisoner of conscience
sentenced to 3 years in prison

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CCHR Video Series


Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
on educating human rights lawyers

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Religious Freedom Project


Research focuses on
responses to Christian persecution

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