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Center for the Human Rights of Children

Loyola University Chicago (private)


The Center for the Human Rights of Children pursues an agenda of interdisciplinary research, education, and service to address critical and complex issues affecting children and youth, both locally and globally. Its view is centered on the Catholic teachings on social justice as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Publications / Reports
Faculty written publications and handbooks to educate students and the broader public on child human rights issues are made available online

Online resources and databases
A list of external sites related to child human rights welfare can be found online http://www.luc.edu/chrc/resources.shtml

jgarbar@luc.edu (Claire Bedard, consultant)


Center for International Human Rights

Northwestern University (private) – School of Law


The Center for International Human Rights focuses on researching and addressing human rights norms and related issues as well as providing valuable clinical experience for students committed to protecting human rights on a global scale. It concentrates its efforts in the international human rights and international criminal law fields.

Publications / Reports
A website dedicated to the Center’s work in Cambodia is available online



Human Rights Program

University of Chicago (private)


The Human Rights Program integrates exploration of the core questions of human dignity with critical examination of the institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in the contemporary world.


International Human Rights Law Institute

DePaul University (private) – College of Law 


Founded in 1990, the International Human Rights Law Insitute focuses on human rights and rule of law research, training, and advocacy. The Institute designs and manages global projects involving post-conflict justice, human rights documentation and analysis, capacity-building for legal professionals, and gender rights and human trafficking. It also conducts scholarly research on international criminal law and international humanitarian law. The Institute is also committed to preparing law students, activists, scholars, and practitioners interested in human rights careers through fellowship programs, special courses, internships, and research opportunities based in Chicago and abroad.

Publications / Reports
The Insitute's research reports on various subjects, also available in Arabic, can be accessed online