Paolo Carozza

Paolo Carozza

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Director, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Director, JSD Program in International Human Rights Law; Professor of Law; Concurrent Professor of Political Science

Office: 3158 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-4128

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Areas of Expertise

Human rights, international law, comparative law

Carozza is the director of the Kellogg Institute for international Studies, an interdisciplinary, University-wide institute focusing primarily on the themes of democracy and human development. In the Law School, he was the director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights from 2011 through 2013 and continues to direct its J.S.D. program in international human rights law. Carozza’s expertise is in the areas of comparative law, human rights, and international law, and his extensive writings in these areas have been published in Europe and Latin America as well as in the United States. He earned both his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard, and pursued graduate studies at Cambridge University and at Harvard Law School as a Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law.


Fighting for Global Justice – Directed by Prof. Paolo Carozza, the Center for Civil and Human Rights prepares a select group of international human rights lawyers to defend human rights and to transform the legal, social, and economic contexts in which they are violated.

Fighting For Human Rights – Law Professor Paolo Carozza fought the system and won, working with the Paraguayan government to enact legal reforms to outlaw the enlistment of child soldiers, improving the rights of children in that country.

Reconciliation in Politics? On The Meaning of Justice in the Wake Of Massive Injustice


Kellogg Institute director awarded Chile’s highest honor
Paolo Carozza appointed director of Kellogg Institute
Carozza named director of Center for Civil and Human Rights
Professor joins leading scholars for second seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum
Law professor Carozza organizes amicus effort in European crucifix case
Law School’s Professor Carozza reports on human rights in Honduras
Law School’s Carozza elected chair of human rights commission
Law professor serves on human rights commission
Law School’s Carozza elected to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Law professor Carozza receives Fulbright grant


Vatican Radio — Catholics and Muslims working together for others
The Hill — Religious freedom is a human right — for family businesses too