Paolo Carozza

Paolo Carozza

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Professor of Law

Office: 2142 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-4128

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Areas of Expertise

Human rights, international law

Carozza is the chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Western hemisphere. A faculty fellow in Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Carozza has served as a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Milan and taught at several other universities in Europe and Latin America. Carozza also serves as director for the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.


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


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