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.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes its new class of international human rights lawyers for the 2014-15 academic year.
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.…
Arrested at a peaceful demonstration in Cairo last June, Yara Sallam (LL.M. ’10) is still in jail, waiting to see how authorities will act on the charges brought against her and her fellow activists
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.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights and Program on Law and Human Development have announced their internships for 2014.
CCHR is proud to announce the first releases in a series of working papers addressing critical issues facing the Inter-American human rights system.
CCHR Director Daniel Philpott has contributed an article to opendemocracy.net, a "digital commons" dedicated to an open flow of ideas around issues of democracy and human rights.
As it launches a new course in human rights research, The Center for Civil and Human Rights convened a day-long consultation on transitional justice designed to help chart that course.
Macarena Rodriguez (LL.M. '12) has been honored by Comunidad Mujer, a Chilean advocacy organization, for her work with the Legal Aid Clinic for Immigrants at Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, in cooperation with the Center for Digital Scholarship of the Hesburgh Libraries, has begun work on an online research tool that will allow users to search Catholic social teaching documents alongside instruments of international human rights law.
Two alumni from the Center for Civil and Human Rights’ LL.M. Program have been appointed to lead key African human rights commissions.
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.
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.
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.…
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.…
The Center for Civil and Human Rights and The Program on Law and Human Development have announced their annual internships for 2013. These summer placement programs offer NDLS students valuable on-the-ground experience and training with a wide range of human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations.…
Michael Hagerty (J.D. ’13), whose work for the Program on Law and Human Development took him to the Arizona-Mexico border to study firsthand the challenges facing undocumented migrants, has been named a recipient of the Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellowship by the Notre Dame Law School.…
For nearly two decades, the Center for Civil and Human Rights has trained human rights lawyers who go on to serve in a wide range of positions in international bodies. For Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, LL.M.’96, the training he received at CCHR led to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he now serves as Executive Secretary.…
The Center for Civil and Human Rights at The Notre Dame Law School has recently announced its Rita Bahr Scholars for 2012-13. Each of the three civil rights lawyers is an international student in the Center’s LL.M. program in International Human Rights.