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Center for Human Rights and International Justice



The CHRIJ is involved in a range of international and domestic interdisciplinary projects with forced migrants within the United States and beyond.

Ethical Issues Raised by the Plight of Displaced Persons and Refugees 

Refugee Studies, led by Professor David Hollenbach SJ

Forced Migrants
Documentation, Program Development and Networking with the Jesuit Refugee Service, led by Professor David Hollenbach, SJ and Professor Maryanne Loughry, RSM

Human Rights of Migrants: Transnational and Mixed-Status Families 
Participatory Action Research and Community-based Education as Resources for Documentation, Activism and Policy Change, led by Professor M. Brinton Lykes and Attorney Jessica Chicco

Human Rights and Migration Project, Zacualpa Guatemala
Community-based Participatory Action Research and Legal Advocacy, led by Professor M. Brinton Lykes, Sister Ana Maria Alvarez and Attorney Jessica Chicco

Post-Deportation Human Rights Project 
Deportation Issues, led by Professor Daniel Kanstroom and Supervising Attorney Jessica Chicco


The CHRIJ supports a range of interdisciplinary participatory and action research projects with women affected by gross violations of human rights and gender violence within the United States and Guatemala. See here for a partial list of publications based on these projects.

Gender and Reparations
Understanding women’s struggles for justice, historical memory and redress (A Study of Gender and Reparation in postwar Guatemala, led by Professor Alison Crosby (York U/Canada) and Professor M. Brinton Lykes)

Creative Resources in Conflict and Post Conflict Contexts
Exploring the contributions of the Creative Arts and Embodied Practices and Beliefs to Truth and Justice Processes in Guatemala, led by Professor M. Brinton Lykes and Professor Alison Crosby [York U/Canada])

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Partner Project

Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights - (Mental Health and Human Rights, led by Prof. M. Brinton Lykes)