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Center for Human Rights and International Justice


Migration and Human Rights:

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)

The Center has also compiled this page of information with statistics and definitions on migration, and other links to personal stories of migrants, for further reading.

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)

A list of resources produced by the Center's various projects may be viewed on our Resources page.

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


Gender and Human Rights in Contexts of Transition:

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