About the Center for Transnational Justice

In the new millennium, individuals, societal groups, nongovernmental organizations, governments and international organizations all have intensified calls for justice. Some seek to address the legacies of past abuses while others envision a step toward the broader redistribution of rights, privileges and obligations on a global scale. While few would deny that justice is a desirable goal, numerous interpretations exist concerning its meaning, the challenges it faces, and paths toward its realization. These contending interpretations become more extensive as one moves to economic, political and social relations that extend beyond national borders.

Established in the spring of 2004, the Center for Transnational Justice supports innovative scholarly research, teaching and community outreach initiatives on justice issues that extend beyond national borders. These initiatives focus particularly on:

  • Migration: including issues of immigration policy, refugees and asylum seekers, migrant workers, forced migration and human trafficking, and immigrant incorporation
  • Economics, Politics and Justice: including issues of hunger, environmental policy and practice, global economic crises, and development
  • Human Security: including issues of human rights challenges and protections, health care and pandemic diseases, and transnational crime

Mission Statement

The Marquette University Center for Transnational Justice strives to facilitate greater understanding of the challenges and paths to achieving justice in issues that bridge local, national, and global communities. Through fostering intellectual inquiry, the center seeks to discover and share knowledge that can be utilized in the service of others to realize a more just world.


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