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Center for the Human Rights of Children

Understanding Children

CHRC Mission

Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children represents, coordinates, and stimulates efforts to understand, protect and apply the human rights of children.


Humanitarian Crisis: Unaccompanied Children at the Border

There has been an influx of young, unaccompanied children entering the United States in recent years. Lately, this humanitarian crisis has gained the attention of the media. Center Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts, was featured in a Bloomberg article, discussing different solutions to the crisis.

CHRC Director Speaks on Unaccompanied Minors

Watch Katherine Kaufka Walts, CHRC Director, speak on Fox 32 News about unaccompanied minors trying to enter the United States.

2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

The CHRC was represented last Friday at the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report release event. CHRC Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts was invited to attend the event releasing at the Ben Franklin Room in Washington DC. Ms. Kaufka Walts was among Secretary of State, John Kerry, Ambassador Lou CdeBaca, and Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.

2014 Human Trafficking Class

CHRC Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts, will teach the course, "Human Trafficking in the United States: Special Issues Concerning Children" (LAW 249/ SOSW 634) this coming fall. The course is open to LUC Law students and School of Social Work graduate students.

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Center for the Human Rights of Children
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Cuneo Hall, Room 320 · Chicago, IL 60660
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