CCHR Begins Study of Domestic Jurisprudence on International Crimes

Author: Susan Good

The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) of Notre Dame Law School has received a grant to study Latin American jurisprudence on international crimes. The study will compile and analyze the various ways in which domestic legal systems in Latin America have incorporated, developed and modified international criminal law concepts.

Ximena Medellín-Urquiaga, a CCHR Post-Doctoral Research Associate, will serve as the principal investigator for the project. “International law is, perhaps, most effective when it becomes a part of the domestic legal framework,” says Medellín-Urquiaga. “This important project will study the process by which this incorporation has taken place in a region often characterized by its weak judicial systems.”

The study, part of a larger project of the Due Process of Law Foundation, is funded by the United States Institute for Peace.