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The mission of the Center for the Human Rights of Children is to advance and protect the rights of children.

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Legal challenges facing Central American asylum seekers

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and 13 U.S.-based Jesuit law schools release a report identifying the legal challenges facing Central American asylum seekers and migrants. The release of A Fair Chance for Due Process: Challenges in Legal Protection for Central American Asylum Seekers and Other Vulnerable Migrants captures efforts by Jesuit law schools to assist asylum seekers and migrants from Central America and challenges they face in delivering these services.  

CHRC Faculty Fellowship Awardees 2015-2016

We are pleased to announce the following recipients for the 2015-16 CHRC Faculty Fellowship. Their projects promote research, education, and advocacy to address critical and complex issues affecting children and youth, both locally and globally. Read more about the three projects below. 1. Melina Healey, JD, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow, School of Law, Child Trafficking on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation 2. Caleb Kim, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work, Stateless North Korean Children in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China 3. Hille Haker, PhD, Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology, Dept. of Theology, College of Arts and Sciences, Vulnerabilities and Human Rights Violations of Children Migrating to the US Alone - An Analytical Framework for Catholic Ethics and Advocacy  

Law School Grad is Proof that DACA Works

Irakere Picon, who was 2 when his parents brought him to the U.S. from Mexico City on a tourist visa and never left, is among more than 725,000 immigrants who have benefited from Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Now he is a graduate of Northern Illinois University's College of Law with an award for his commitment to public interest law.  

New Policy Brief: the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014

The Center's Children's Rights Fellow, Jeanne Murray, has completed a policy brief of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014.

Human Trafficking in the United States: Special Issues Concerning Children Fall 2015 Course

The Center for the Human Rights of Children is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary seminar on human trafficking and children for the academic year 2015-2016.

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