Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Notre Dame law students have the opportunity to provide pro bono assistance to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. Students in the LL.M. program provide assistance through legal research on specific issues or preparation of Amicus Curiae, contributing high quality research to the Court’s work in deciding leading human rights cases. Notre Dame Law School is one of the few academic institutions with this special relationship to the Court.

The framework agreement between the two institutions contemplates a wide range of other activities around scholarship and practice, such as co-edited research publications and co-sponsorship of conferences and courses. Additionally, The Court and CCHR exchange personnel for short-term visits, thereby enriching the theoretical and real-world perspectives of Notre Dame law students, academicians, and legal officers of the Court.