CCHR's working relationships with various bodies involve research opportunities, internships, and special projects calling for expertise in human rights law.



The Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Under a special agreement with the Inter-American Court in San José, Costa Rica, LL.M. students have the opportunity to provide expert research to the Court. More about this unique relationship can be found here.


CCHR is the only institution at an American law school with observer status at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.


Catholic Relief Services

A strategic relationship between the University of Notre Dame and CRS provides rich opportunities for research and internships. More about the university's relationship with CRS can be found here.


The Association of Volunteers in International Service

With its focus human development in developing countries, AVSI has partnered with CCHR on research projects around the globe.


The Holy See

In addition to providing internship opportunities through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, The Holy See has engaged CCHR in special training in human rights.


The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Wide-ranging scholarly interactions between CCHR and The Catholic University in Chile enrich the work of both institutions. More on Notre Dame's relationship to this premier research university can be found here.