LL.M. students in International Human Rights Law may opt to write a thesis in their Spring semester of study. Here is a representative sampling of theses completed in recent years:

Sharelle Aitchison, Reconciling Refugee Law With Recent Developments in International Criminal Law (1999)

Babafemi Akinrinade, International Humanitarian Law and the Conflict in Sierra Leone (2000)

Abiola Atinuke Akiyode, Human Rights and Disabled Persons in Africa (1999),

Dante Mauricio Negro Alvarado, The Shining Path in Peru: Analysis of the International Organization’s Approach Dealing With the Peruvian Situation (1995)

Michelle Augustine, ICANN and the Quest for Legitimacy: Sed Quis Costodient Iposos Custodes? (2002)

Tae-Ung Baik, A War Crime Against Ally’s Civilians: No Gun Ri Massacre (2000)

Sonia Boulos, Multiculturalism, Family Law and Women’s Rights (2002)

Jacqueline Cassette, The Tension Between the Right to Sex Equality and the Right to Culture in the South African Interim Constitution – An International Law Perspective (1995)

Lebugang Y. Chirume, A ‘Difference’ Approach to Contemporary Feminist Analysis – Incarcerated Mothers as a Case Study (1993)

Aurora Ciuca, Analysis of Domestic Violence in the United States and its Applicability in the International Arena (1996)

Miguel Angel de los Santos Cruz, Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America: A Retrospective Vision (2002)

Lawrence Noresh Das, Freedom of Religion for Religious Minorities in Bangladesh (2007)

Bernard Duhaime, The Applicability of the Doctrine of Command Responsibility to the Crime of Genocide (2001)

Maryam Ebrahimabadi, Iran’s complexities in improving human rights standards: a comparative study of Iranian and Turkish family law (2005)

Maha El-Taji, The Palestinian Refugees and the Middle East Peace Process (1996)

Alpha Fall, The Impact of the Constitutive Act of the African Union on Human Rights in Africa (2002)

Patricia Galvao Ferreira, Human Rights Education: The Responsibility of Governments and International Organizations (1999)

Anna Maria Gabrielidis, Human rights begin at home: a policy analysis of litigating international human rights in U.S. state courts (2005)

Sandrine Gaillot, From the Frontlines of the witness stand: Can International Criminal Justice Contribute to the Reinsertion of Child Soldiers in Civilian Africa? (2007)

Arturo Requesens Galnares, Prolonged detentions of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in the United States: An International Human Rights perspective (2000)

Milagros Rubio Garcia, Analysis of Peru’s Withdrawal from the Contentious Jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: In Search of a Solution (2000)

J. Merced Gomez Ortega, The Inter-American Human Rights System and Political Representation of Indigenous Peoples (2007)

Maria Jose Guembe, The work of human rights lawyers during the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983). (2004)

Bernal E. Monge Guevara, Gross Violations of Human Rights, Impunity and Amnesty Laws: Jurisdiction of an International Criminal Court (1998)

Vineeta Gupta, Globalization and increasing gender-selective female feticide: is the girl child becoming a commodity nobody wants? (2004)

Clare Hamill, A Critical Appraisal of International Peacekeeping and the Role of Women in Afghanistan (2002)

Muxin Han, The Right of Allied POWs of World War II for Compensation from Japan (1995)

Eva Shemmayah Heza, The Unforeseen Realities of the Gacacacts (2007)

Leonardo Jun Ferreira Hidaka, Military Justice in Brazil: a series of human rights violations (2004)

Denise Kazue Hirao, The International State Obligation to Prevent Human Rights Violations (2003)

William P. Hoye, Remedies for Human Rights Violations Involving State-Sponsored Terrorism (2001)

Xiaosheng Huang, Religious Rights: A Comparative Case Study on the United States and Chinese Constitutions (1999)

Okey Peter Ilofulunwa, Realization of economic, social and cultural rights in Nigeria: the role of the judges (2005)

Entela Josifi, Incorporation of Human Rights Law in Domestic Legal Systems and Albania (2001)

Florida Kabasinga, The Duty of Extra – Territorial States to Prosecute Genocidaires (2003)

Faith Kabata, Justice for the victims of sexual violence in the Darfur conflict (2006)

Shanti Risal Kaphle, Domestic Violence in Nepal: A Prospect of Domestication of International Human Rights Standards (1998)

Raphael Zolokere Kasambara, Transitional Justice Under International Law: The Case Study of Malawi (1998)

Luisa Khitarishvili, International Standards for Pre-Trial Detention (2002)

Muthee Joseph Kiunga, Ensuring accountability for past human rights abuses in Kenya (2005)

Samuel Mbithi Kimeu, Human Rights in Multiparty Kenya: A Critical Appraisal of the Judicial Role (2007)

Neza Kogosek, U.N. human rights reporting mechanism: is it time to move on? (2004)

Selina Catharina Maria Kossen, Truth and Justice for the Relatives of Peru’s Disappeared (2001)

Oleg Vladimirovich Kozyrev, Human Rights Lawyering in Kazakhstan: Challengers and Prospects for Empowerment (2007)

Oksana W. Klymovych, Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights into the legal system of Ukraine (2004)

Vitaly V. Kulapov, Protection of the rights of the child: international and domestic Russian systems (2004)

Jean Guy-Marie Louis, Haiti: Economic Sanctions and Human Rights (1997)

Dennis Mutuma Mabura, Implementing Human Rights Norms in Domestic Legislation: The Protection of Detainees from Torture in Kenya (2001)

Michelle LaVonne Mack, International Humanitarian Law and the Quest for a Legal Framework Applicable to Modern-Day Peacekeeping Operations (2000)

Malose B. H. Mahloko, the Right to Development: An International Normative Analysis and a Survey of the African Human Rights System (1999)

Marcela Martino, Fragmenting Human Rights Protection: An Analysis of the Temporal Jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2007)

Anna Masibo, Female Genital Mutilation: A Case for the Implementation of International Standards and Norms in Uganda (2001)

Maria de Pilar Mayoral, Argentine refugee status determination process: an assessment of the administrative asylum adjudicator system (2004)

Ximena Maria Medellin Urquiaga, Possibilities of the Reparation Regime of the International Criminal Court for Women Victims of Sexual Crimes (2007)

Ardashes A. Melikian, To What Extent is the United States Immigration Law & Policy Conformity with International Refugee Law? (1995)

Jennifer Wanjiku Miano, The Erosion of Peoples’ Economic and Social Rights by State and International Financial Institutions: The Sub-Saharan African Experience (1999)

Ninoslav Mladenovic, Gay and Lesbian Rights as Part of the Human Rights Agenda for Justice – Finding a place in International Law (2001)

Dunker Morales, Foreign Investment: Balancing Rights and Obligations of Multinational Corporations in Ecuador (2007)

Peter L. Tomas Morgan, Proposal to Penetrate an Iron Curtain: An Application for the Standard Minimum Rules to Situations of Solitary Confinement in the United States (1999)

Joseph Isanga Mubiru, Freedom of religion or belief in Uganda: international legal implications for state-religion relations (2004)

Sergey Mukhaev, Human Rights and Biomedicine (2000)

Mirakmal Mirakbarovich Niyazmatov, Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment: An Attempt to Understand Ambiguities Related to the Progression in “Vertical Model (2007)

Lydiene Achale Nkongho, Evolution of the Jurisprudence on Rape in International Law (2007)

Vincent O. Orlu Nmehielle, The African charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Human Rights Question in Nigeria (1996)

Sean O’Brien, A Modest Proposal: Expanding the Scope of U.S. Asylum Practice (2002)

Kolawole Tajudeen Olaniyan, Domestic Application of International Human Rights in Nigeria: The Role of the Judge (1998)

Vita Tapiwa Onwuasoanya, The right to be free from hunger and disaster risk reduction in Malawi (2004)

Chan Un Park, International Human Rights Law: ‘Prompt Appearance Rights’ of an Arrestee in Korea (1998)

Robert G. Patrick, Vindicating Women’s Rights in International Law (1997)

Carlos Maria Pelayo Moller, The implementation of the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons: A study on Mexico’a dynamic from the Transnational Legal Process Theory (2006)

Mary Margaret Penrose, Lest We Fail: The Importance of Enforcement in International Criminal Law (1999)

Faustina Pereira: A Uniform Family Code for Bangladesh (1996)

Hao Duy Phan, The United Nations Security Council’s Economic Sanctions and the Protection of Human Rights- A Legal Perspective (2007)

Yasmin Purba, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Respecting Human Rights while countering Regional Terrorist Network in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia (2007)

Ali Mohsin Quazilbash, Discriminatory Laws Against Women in Pakistan (1997)

Refliani Refliani, The Use of International Human Rights Law in Domestic Court: A Study on the Indonesian Constitutional Court’s Decisions from 2003 to 2006 (2007)

Luc Reydams, Development Cooperation: A Tool for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy? El Salvador Case Study (1995)

Clemens Rieder, Si duo faciunt idem, non est idem: No Salvation for the European Union by the European Court of Human Rights? (2003)

Judith Robb, South Africa, Sexual Harassment and Future Legal Change (1995)

Helena Maria Olea Rodriguez, Forced Internal Displacement in Colombia Contribution to the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (2000)
Andres Sanchez-Thorin, How Should Human Rights Bodies Deal With Humanitarian Law? (2002)

Katharine Savage, Negotiating the New South African Constitution: A Participant’s Perspective (1997)

Marianne Schulze, Safeguards for the democratic dialogue: the protection of the functioning of press freedom under international law (2004)

Nazreen Shaik, Biotechnology and its Impact on Human Rights – The Need for Regulation (2000)

Paul Nana Simo, Considerations of International Humanitarian Law in Alien Tort Claim Cases (1999)

Yordan Sirakov, International protection of minorities in the Balkans (2004)

Mykola Sorochynskyy, European human rights law and regulation of the information economy (2006)

Anton J. Steenkamp, Litigation Under the Interim South African Constitution: An Evaluation in the Light of International Human Rights Norms and Civil Rights Litigations in the U.S.A. (1994)

Lakhsmi Subandi, Peace Agreement and Human Rights: The Nature and Legal Status in the case of the 2005 Peace Accord in ACEH (2007)

Emi Sugawara, Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violation in Armed Forces (2007)

Jessica Tannenbaum, Toward a Just and Lasting Peace: Catholicism, Reconciliation and Accountability for the Human Rights violators (2007)

Salvador Tinajero-Esquivel, Is it Only a Matter of Jurisdiction? The United States and the International Criminal Court (2001)

Sim Tshabalala, Human Dignity in a Post-Apartheid South Africa (1993)

Lenore VanderZee, Creating the Environment for Peace: Israeli-Palestinian Environmental Corporation as a Model for Permanent Peace (2007)

Dara Peou Vanthan, Reparations for victims of human rights: frameworks of instruments and institutions (2004)

Claudio Lins de Vasconcelos, Economic and Social Rights: The New Actors. (1999)

James Nyepan Verdier, Regional Intervention to Protect Human Rights in Domestic Armed Conflict: The Impact of Ecowas Experience in Liberia (2002)

Agon Vrenezi, The United Nations judges and prosecutors in Kosovo (2004)

Yehenew Tsegaye Walilegne, Derogation of human rights in states of emergency under the 1995 constitution of Ethiopia (2004)

Justin Wylie, The Most Serious Crimes of Concern to the International Community (1999)

Weihong Zhao, Invoking International Human Rights Law for the Arguments Between US and China (1995)

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cchrrecruit2 The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) invites applications for its LL.M. degree program in international human rights law. The application deadline is January 15 for classes that begin in August 2014. Application information is available here.

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