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Alpha Fall, LL.M., ‘02, Founder of the Institute For Human Rights and Development in Africa

Alpha Fall 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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Worldview Commentary No. 298 on WBEZ 91.5 FM in Chicago

“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.…

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CCHR presents a series of lectures by Professor Christian Tomuschat

Christian Tomuschat news 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.

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Notre Dame in London

cchr 10 years hr act news 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.

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Happiness Pursued: A Celebration of Ten Years of the Human Rights Act

cchr 10 years hr act news 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.

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Prof. Cassel to help draft peace declaration

cassel news 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.

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Three Law Students Receive CCHR Human Rights Internship Funding

map of earth news 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.

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CCHR publishes book on Latin American Jurisprudence

Digest of Latin American news 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.

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New CCHR Advisory Committee Internship Fund

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

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CCHR lawyers file amicus in U.S. Supreme Court

cassel newsstaff sean o'brien news 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.

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Prof. O’Brien Chairs Human Rights Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association

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.

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Prof. Cassel Addresses Organization of American States

cassel news 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.

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