Human Rights ND

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The mission of Human Rights ND is to promote global human rights. In particular, their goals include, but are not limited to: freeing all prisoners of conscience; ensuring fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolishing the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; ending political killings and "disappearances"; and opposing human rights abuses by opposition groups. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a guiding document for Human Rights ND. The Klau Center is proud to support the work of this undergraduate group at Notre Dame.


James Murphy

James Murphy

President of Human Rights ND


Fellow Verdeja

Ernesto Verdeja

Associate Professor of Political Science
Faculty, Center for the Study of Social Movements and Social Change

Faculty Advisor to Human Rights ND