Notre Dame experts respond to attacks on Inter-American human rights system

Author: Kevin Fye


Notre Dame Law professors Paolo Carozza and Douglass Cassel have entered into dialogue with Leonel Fernandez, former President of the Dominican Republic.

The exchange follows remarks made by President Fernandez on November 13, 2014 before the Organization of American States. In that address he erroneously cited Carozza and Cassel in support of his country’s recent rejection of Court decisions. In fact, through Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Carozza and Cassel have convened high-level meetings aimed at strengthening the Inter-American human rights system.

The text of President Fernandez’s address to the OAS can be found here. The Carozza/Cassel rebuttal can be found here (and in English). President Fernandez’s latest response is here.