Ordinary Academicians

Paolo Carozza


Paolo Carozza

Date of birth 04 June 1963

Place United States of America (America)

Nomination 25 July 2016

Field Law, Political Science

Title Professor of Law and Concurrent Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

  • Biography
  • Publications

Most important awards, prizes and academies
Positions held: Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and the Institute for Educational Initiatives; Director, Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights; Director, Doctor of Juridical Science Program in International Human Rights; Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, University of Florence, University of Milan, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan), European Inter-University Institute for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice); University of Trent, University of Chile; Member and President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2006-10); invited expert, of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; diplomatic representative of the Holy See; member of various editorial and scientific advisory boards. Awards: Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, accorded by the Republic of Chile; J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar award (twice); Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law; Doctorate honoris causa, Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest).

Summary of scientific research
His research and writing covers areas in human rights, comparative constitutional law, European and Latin American legal systems, and public international law. It has focused in particular on a set of foundational principles of human rights including human dignity, democracy, subsidiarity, solidarity, and the common good. Since 2012 he has been the Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, an interdisciplinary research center focused on the themes of democracy and human development. His current work revolves around the relationships between law, education, and integral human development.

Main publications
 Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Vittoria Barsotti, Marta Cartabia, and Andrea Simoncini); Comparative Legal Traditions: Text, Materials and Cases on Western Law (West Academic Publishing, 4th ed. 2014) (with Mary Ann Glendon and Colin B. Picker); Regional Protection of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2013) (with Dinah Shelton); Esperienza Elementare e Diritto (Guerini e Associati 2011) (with Andrea Simoncini, Lorenza Violini, and Marta Cartabia).
Articles and book chapters: The Problematic Applicability of Subsidiarity to International Law, 61 American Journal of Jurisprudence 51 (2016); The Anglo-Latin Divide and the Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights, Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law 5:1, Article 6 (2015); On Solidarity in International Law, study commissioned and published by the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, http://www.fciv.org/downloads/Carozza%20Crema.pdf (2014) (with Luigi Crema); The Right and the Good, and the Place of Freedom of Religion in Human Rights, 40 Communio International Catholic Review 456 (Summer-Fall 2013); Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Human Experience, in Understanding Human Dignity 615 (Christopher McCrudden ed., Proceedings of the British Academy, 2013); The Catholic Church, Human Rights, and Democracy: Convergence and Conflict With the Modern State, 15 Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 4:3 (2012) (with Daniel Philpott); Religión, Libertad Religiosa y Derechos Humanos: ¿Integración, colaboración, o conflicto?, in Libertad Religiosa y Estado Laico: Voces, Fundamentos y Realidades 189 (Jorge Traslosheros ed., Ed. Porrua 2012); Esboços históricos de uma tradição latino-americana da ideia de direitos humanos, in A Realização e a Proteção Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Fundamentais - Desafios do Século XXI 521 (Narciso Leandro Xavier Baez and Douglass Cassel eds., Editora Unoesc 2011); Human Dignity in Constitutional Adjudication, in Comparative Constitutional Law 459 (Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon Eds., Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2011); I diritti umani, l'«arte» della democrazia e il «gusto per la libertà locale», in La Sostenibilità Della Democrazia Nel XXI Secolo (Marta Cartabia and Andrea Simoncini eds., Il Mulino, 2009); Il traffico dei diritti umani nell’età postmoderna, in Il traffico dei diritti insaziabili 81 (Luca Antonini ed., Rubbettino Editore, 2007); La perspectiva histórica del aporte latinoamericano al concepto de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales, in Derechos económicos, sociales y culturales en América Latina: Del invento a la herramienta 43 (Alicia Yamin ed., Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, 2006); The Universal Common Good and the Authority of International Law, 9 Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 1:28 (2006); “My Friend is a Stranger”: The Death Penalty and the Global Ius Commune of Human Rights, 81 Texas Law Review 1031 (2003); From Conquest to Constitutions: Retrieving a Latin American Tradition of the Idea of Human Rights, 25 Human Rights Quarterly 281 (2003); Subsidiarity as a Structural Principle of International Human Rights Law, 97 American Journal of International Law 38 (2003).

Professional Address

130 Hesburgh Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5677, USA