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Center Director David Hollenbach SJ featured in Catholic News Service for his remarks on the challenges that remain in seeking global economic justice at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s annual conference. Read article.

Center Research Scholar, Sr. Marayanne Loughry listed in Queen Elizabeth's list of birthday honors for service to community as an advocate for displaced persons and refugees.

Brazilian deportee returns to the United States after legal guidance from the Post Deportation Human Rights Project. See Boston Globe article.

Associate Director Daniel Kanstroom quoted in the Boston Globe on the asylum case of President Obama's aunt. Click here to read article.

Center director, David Hollenbach SJ interviewed by New England Cable News on May 7, 2010 in response to a bomb threat on greyhound bus in Portsmouth, NH. Click here for video.

Center director, David Hollenbach SJ has edited a new book on the protection of refugees.  Driven from Home. This thought-provoking volume brings together contributors from several disciplines, including international affairs, law, ethics, economics, and theology, to advocate for better responses to protect the global community’s most vulnerable citizens.  It is published by Georgetown University Press. Click here to order.

CHRIJ Associate Director, Prof. M. Brinton Lykes quoted in the Dallas Morning News on status of deported student. Read article.

Post-Deportation Supervising Attorney Ms. Maunica Sthanki featured in the New York Times March 30, 2010 article on disabled detainees facing deportation. Read article.

Prof. Daniel Kanstroom talks to Law Week about the Supreme Court remanding a habeas corpus case brought on behalf of 17 ethnic Uighurs from China (PDF file: reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 78 U.S.L.W 1529 (Mar. 2, 2010). Copyright 2010 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) Read article.

David Hollenbach SJ’s article on justice and reconciliation in Eastern Africa appears in Promotio Justitiae, the publication of the Social Justice Secretariat of the Jesuit order in Rome. Read article.

Post Deportation Human Rights Project’s recent report Keeping Families Connected/Mantiendo a las Familias Conectadas featured in the Huffington Post on February 16, 2010. Read article

David Hollenbach’s presentation at the conference on Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education profiled in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education journal. Read the Article Here.

Post Deportation Human Rights Project profiled in Boston College magazine’s Fall/Winter 2009 issue. Read article.

CHRIJ 2010 Spring Newsletter




Post Deportation Human Rights Directors M. Brinton Lykes and Daniel Kanstroom profiled in The Nation. Read the Article Here.

Associate Director Daniel Kanstroom and students file Human Rights Amicus Brief at D.C. Circuit in Afghanistan detention case. Read the Article Here or Read the Brief Here.

CHRIJ Fall Newsletter

PDHRP Annual Report English, Spanish

CHRIJ 2008/09 Annual report

CHRIJ Director David Hollenbach S.J's article on new US policy in Sudan appeared in America Magazine's November 2, 2009 issue. Read the article here.

Video featuring exhibit on Jesuit Refugee Service Founder, Pedro Arrupe at Boston College from September 24 to October 15, 2009. Watch the video here.

CHRIJ Director, David Hollenbach SJ’s article on corruption and inaction in Kenya appeared in America’s September 28, 2009 issue. Read the article here.

CHRIJ Director Professor M. Brinton Lykes was featured guest on Spherio: The Local Voice of our Hemisphere. Read More on Spherio Here.

CHRIJ receives major grant for Initiative on Research and Education on Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in Collaboration with Practitioners. Read More Here.

Post Deportation Human Rights Project joins other groups to Petition for Rulemaking seeking appointed counsel in immigration proceedings. Read more here or read the petition.

Former Post Deportation Human Rights Supervising Attorney, Rachel Rosenbloom is quoted in an article from the in Louisiana. Read the article here.

Former Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project lawyer Ms. Nyasha Karimakwenda was recently quoted in the Boston Globe. Read the article here.

Former Post Deportation Human Rights Project Supervising Attorney, Rachel Rosenbloom's congressional testimony is featured in BC Magazine. Read the article here.

As the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaches in December, theologian and Center for Human Rights and International Justice Director David Hollenbach, SJ, reflects on how the Catholic Church promotes human dignity in America.  Read his article here.

The following sources have posted stories regarding the Conference on Deeper Causes of Forced Migration held by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice in collaboration with the Jesuit Refugee Service and Catholic Relief Services in November, 2008:
Press Release | ReutersState House News | Earth Times | The Pilot

The Director for the Center for Human Rights and International Justice and University Professor of Human Rights and International Justice, David Hollenbach, SJ received the University of Dayton’s Marianist Award for contributions as ‘one of the most important… scholars writing today about ethics in the Catholic tradition’. Click here for more.

Center Director David Hollenbach, SJ will give the Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Lecture on ‘Refugee Rights and the Transnational Good’ at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA on March 26, 2009.