Paolo Carozza

Paolo Carozza is the director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and professor of law and concurrent professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. With expertise in comparative constitutional law, human rights, law and development, and international law, he focuses his research on Latin America, Western Europe, and international themes more broadly.

His current work revolves around the relationships between law, human rights, and integral human development, in addition to the book project “Constitutional Justice in Italy in Global Context.” Formerly the director of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, he continues to direct its JSD in International Human Rights Law.

Widely published, Carozza’s most recent works include “Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Human Experience,” in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Understanding Human Dignity (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Regional Protection of Human Rights (with Dinah Shelton) (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2012).

A member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2006–10), Carozza served as its president in 2008–09. In 2012, he received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile’s highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens, in recognition of his service to the Inter-American system.

Carozza holds an AB from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He pursued graduate studies at Cambridge University and at Harvard Law School as a Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law.