Professor Doug Cassel, Notre Dame Presidential Fellow and Professor of Law, has recently been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to carry out research in Mexico. Prof. Cassel will investigate how that country’s national courts apply the “control of conventionality” doctrine in adjudicating human rights cases.
Prof. Cassel served as director of The Center for Civil and Human Rights from 2005 to 2012, and remains central to the academic training of CCHR’s international group of human rights lawyers. In addition Cassel, along with Prof. Paolo Carozza, have spearheaded innovative CCHR-sponsored research into the challenges faced by the Inter-American Human Rights System, issues at the core of his new project. More on the Fulbright Fellowship and Prof. Cassel’s proposed research can be found here.