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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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PLHD Alumnus Receives Shaffer Law Fellowship

Author: Kevin Fye

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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.…

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Carozza Awarded Chile’s Highest Honor

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Center for Civil and Human Rights Director Paolo Carozza, who also directs the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (kellogg.nd.edu), received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile’s highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens, at a private ceremony on the Notre Dame campus on December 17.

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