Alpha Fall, LL.M., ‘02, died April 21, 2011 in Brussels. Mr. Fall was a gentle soul, a generous friend, and a true giant in the protection of human rights in Africa. He founded the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) – a first of its kind regional human rights organization focusing on advocacy before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
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Professor Sean O’Brien is participating in the training of North African human rights lawyers this week in Tunis, Tunisia.
“Libya and the ICC: Peace, Prevention and Justice”
Amid the bombs and bloodshed in Libya, it would be easy to overlook the historic action taken ten days ago by the United Nations Security Council. The Council not only condemned human rights violations, ordered a freeze on Libyan assets overseas, imposed an arms embargo and banned travel by Muammar Qadhafi and his cronies, but it also – unanimously – referred the Libyan situation to the International Criminal Court.…
The Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes Professor Jayme Benvenuto and Judge Narciso Baez as visiting scholars for the semester.
As part of the CCHR’s continuing efforts to promote human rights locally, two CCHR attorneys participated in a strategic convening on ending cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by U.S. officials.
Professor Douglass Cassel, a consultant to the legal team that filed the Red Shirt Petition before the International Criminal Court, along with counsel for the Red Shirts, Robert Amsterdam, recently published an opinion piece on Brazil’s responsibility to denounce Thailand for its gross violations of human rights.
Center for Civil and Human Rights Research Associate Pier Paolo Pigozzi (NDLS LL.M. ’10) has initiated a campaign to ask the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to address a serious threat to the independence of the judiciary and to the freedom of press in Ecuador.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights recently welcomed Rodolfo “Rudy” Monterrosa to its Advisory Committee.
Professor Tomuschat, one of the world’s leading international human rights lawyers, is emeritus professor of law at Humboldt University, Berlin. Before taking the chair of international law at Humboldt, he taught for 22 years at the Law Faculty of the University of Bonn where he directed the Institute of International Law.
CCHR Assistant Director Sean O’Brien has been named a founding member of the National Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights (NLCHR).
The Center for Civil and Human Rights is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of the 2010 Francisco Suárez S.J. Moot Court Competition on International Law and Human Rights.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the United Kingdom’s Human Rights Act on October 20, Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and the UK’s Human Rights Lawyers Association are holding a day-long event at Notre Dame’s London Law Centre to compare the approaches of the United Kingdom and the United States to protecting fundamental human rights.
Professor Paolo Carozza was featured in a two-minute ad that was produced and aired by NBC as part of the “What Would You Fight For?”ad series.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights congratulates for Director and college, Juan Mendez, on his appointment as the new Special Rapporteur on Torture on September 30, 2010.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the HRA and its global value, the HRLA and the Center for Civil and Human Rights of the University of Notre Dame are holding an event at Notre Dame’s London Law Centre to compare the approaches of the UK and USA to protecting certain fundamental human rights.
The CCHR congratulates Prof. Bernard Duhaime for excellence in teaching prize
Notre Dame Professor of Law Douglass Cassel is one of ten experts from around the world invited by UNESCO and the Spanish Association for International Human Rights Law to help draft a proposed universal declaration of the human right to peace.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) has awarded internship funding to three J.D. students, thanks to the generosity of the CCHR’s Advisory Committee. The internship program, now in its second year, makes it financially possible for J.D. students to seek unpaid human rights related summer internships.
The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) and the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) at the University of Notre Dame, with the generous support of the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), joined together to create a publication that compiled and commented on these important judgments from 15 different countries in Latin America.
As the world becomes more interdependent, attention turns to the scope and importance of international law and its relationship with national sovereignty.
In 2009, the Center for Civil and Human Rights was able to partially fund one summer internship for current 3L, Jessica Brock, who interned with the UNAIDS HIV and Human Rights project in Kampala, Uganda.
Thanks to the generosity of members of the Advisory Committee of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the CCHR…
Attorneys for Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) have submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 26 former U.S. diplomats and State Department officials.
Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Law Sean O’Brien will take part in the ISBA’s 2009 midyear meeting in Chicago, during which the Diversity Leadership Council will present a special program in honor President Obama’s “Call to Service” and International Human Rights Day – Lincoln’s Legacy: Lawyers Who Protect Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Following political disagreements over the results of the presidential election in Kenya in December 2007, violence broke out across the country initially as a protest against the announcement of incumbent President Mwai Kibaki as the winner but subsequently taking an ethnic, organized and systematic turn.
Douglass Cassel, Notre Dame Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the Law School, will lead the human rights panel discussions for the Transatlantic Strategy Forum in Brussels, Belgium.
Notre Dame Professor of Law and Director of the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) Douglass Cassel will join three other prominent human rights attorneys and activists for the Organization of American States (OAS) policy roundtable in Washington, D.C. Cassel is participating at the invitation of OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza. The event takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.
Return democracy to Honduras
Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, continues to be a leading voice in the national and international debate over the recent coup d’etat in Honduras.