CCHR Announces 2014-15 Rita Bahr Scholars

Author: Kevin Fye

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to announce its Rita Bahr Scholars for 2014-15. The recipients are human rights lawyers enrolled in the Center’s LL.M. Program in International Human Rights.

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NDLS and CCHR welcome Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor

Author: Kevin Fye

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Notre Dame Law School and the Center for Civil and Human Rights are pleased to welcome Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, who will be visiting Notre Dame Law School from Monday, September 22 to Friday, October 3, 2014. As the Clynes Chair in Judicial Ethics, he will offer three seminars and a public lecture open to faculty and students.…

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CCHR Alumna Detained in Cairo

Author: Kevin Fye

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Yara Sallam (LL.M. '10),  a researcher with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, has been detained along with 22 other activists by Egyptian authorities.

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CCHR Announces Rita Bahr Scholars

Author: Kevin Fye

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to announce its Rita Bahr Scholars for 2013-14. The recipients, all international students, are civil rights lawyers enrolled in the Center’s LL.M. Program in International Human Rights.

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CCHR to Offer Training at Ecuadorian Court

Author: Kevin Fye

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Under the terms of a new agreement between the University of Notre Dame and the Constitutional Court of Ecuador, Professor Paolo Carozza, Director of the CCHR, and Prof. Amy Barrett will conduct an intensive week-long seminar with Ecuadoran justices in Quito later this month.

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J.S.D. Dissertation Presentation: Evidence Obtained by Inhuman Treatment

Author: Kevin Fye

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J.S.D. candidate Mirakmal Niyazmatov will present and defend his dissertation, “Evidence Obtained By Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment: A New Interpretation in Light of the General Principles of Law,” on Monday, November 4 at Notre Dame Law School.

Mr. Niyazmatov earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in 2004 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and his LL.M. from Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights in 2007. He interned at the International Committee of the Red Cross working on the ratification/implementation of the Rome Statute of the ICC and worked as a Human Rights Assistant at the United Nations Development Program in Uzbekistan. After obtaining his LL.M., he interned for six month at the Amnesty International UN Office in New York. Mirakmal’s research focuses on freedom of expression, treaty interpretation, implementation of international law norms, definition of torture, and the admissibility of evidence obtained by coercion.…

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Notre Dame Magazine Reports on Alumni’s Work in Guatemala

Author: Kevin Fye

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The Summer 2013 edition of Notre Dame Magazine reports on the efforts of Notre Dame alumni to help reform conditions for the mentally ill and disabled in Guatemala City’s notorious Federico Mora hospital. Sofía Galvan ’09LL.M. and William Bolainez ’08LL.M are two CCHR alumni whose work is profiled.…

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