ICYMI: The Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame unveiled Convocate, the first online database examining the intersection of Catholic social teaching and international human rights law. Convocate is designed to help scholars, students, practitioners, advocates and more compare documents from Catholic social teaching and international human rights law for investigating the similarities and differences of the two fields.
Jennifer Mason McAward, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights and associate professor of law, said “This repository and state-of-the-art interactive database will facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue between Church social teaching and international law–the links between human dignity and human rights.”
The platform is designed to grow as more documents are added over time and will also include secondary sources specifically commissioned for the project since it is built on an interdisciplinary framework.
For more information, visit the University of Notre Dame’s website.