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Noah Bullock speaks with Center Associate Director Penelope Van Tuyl
By Isabel Vasquez, Student Assistant.   Noah Bullock, executive director of human rights NGO Cristosal, recently spoke to a Stanford audience about the state of human rights in Central America’s... Read More
Dissertation writing fellowship winners
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice congratulates Scott Williamson, Mariana Castrellon, and Callie Ward for their exceptional work and is pleased to name them the winners of our new... Read More
Associate Director Penelope Van Tuyl and speaker Casey Miller smiling
By Isabel Vasquez, Student Assistant.   The Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Center for Latin American Studies recently hosted immigrant rights advocate Casey Miller for an... Read More
Students and staff engage in discussion
By Isabel Vasquez, Student Assistant. The Center for Human Rights & International Justice recently wrapped up its autumn Human Rights Careers Intensive. This seminar provided a small cohort of... Read More
Our office will be closed on Tuesday, October 29 while we move to a new space, and business will resume Wednesday in our new office in room 030 on the garden level of Encina Central/East. The... Read More
Map of Texas pinpointing the South Texas Family Residential Center
Undergraduates Shiriel King Abramson (American Studies) and Courtney Cooperman (Political Science) published an opinon editorial this week about their experience working with detained asylum-seeking... Read More
visual rendering of our new office
Thanks to tremendous student interest in our academic, advisory, and research programs, we have outgrown our office in Encina Hall West, and are delighted to announce the Center will be moving this... Read More
Students in discussion at event
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice is pleased to announce that it will award 2-3 graduate fellowships (in the amount of $5,000 each) during AY2019-20. The funding is to support... Read More
The Handa Center held a panel discussion with our fellow Erica Gould, Stanford Law Professor Jeffrey Fisher, and NGO experts who successfully challenged international organizations' immunity in a U.S... Read More
Betsy Andersen motions to the presentation screen
By Arman Kassam, Student Assistant. Betsy Andersen, the Executive Director of the World Justice Project, outlined an urgent need to reclaim the rule of law at the Handa Center biannual lecture on... Read More
Handa Center Class of 2018 Graduates with staff and faculty
The Handa Center is delighted to announce that the Minor in Human Rights was unanimously renewed this month for a five year term by Stanford's Academic Council. The renewal comes after the program... Read More
Audrey Huynh smiles in portrait outside wearing sunflower dress
Stanford senior Audrey Huynh has been awarded the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship for 2019-20. The Gardner Fellowship provides opportunities for graduating seniors to invest their talent,... Read More
By Rachael Ku, Handa Center Student Assistant Christoph Sperfeldt, a Research Fellow at the Handa Center and a Senior Research Fellow at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law... Read More
By Isabel Vasquez, Handa Center Student Assistant The Handa Center presented a small group of students recently with the opportunity to sit down with Michelle Bachelet, the current United Nations... Read More
Penelope Van Tuyl on panel with Gerald Neuman and James Silk
The Handa Center's Associate Director, Penelope Van Tuyl, recently took part in a panel on the effects of social media and misinformation campaigns on human rights fact-finding. The discussion was... Read More
Student Eva Borgwardt
Stanford junior Eva Borgwardt, who has been a key contributor to the Handa Center's Virtual Tribunals initiative, recently won the Truman Scholarship for graduate studies. Only 62 students across... Read More
Speaker Brooke Axtell talk with moderator Steve Hoeschele
By Isabel Vasquez, Handa Center Student Assistant Brooke Axtell, founder of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming gender violence and trafficking for sex, spoke to a... Read More
Daryn Reicherter in Fiji
Daryn Reicherter, MD, director of the Stanford's Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health (HRTMH) Program, was recently profiled in Stanford Medicine's blog, "Scope." The HRTMH Program is a joint,... Read More
by Isabel Vasquez, Handa Center student assistant David Morales, director of Strategic Litigation for Cristosal, a NGO working to advance human rights in Central America, spoke to a Stanford audience... Read More
Rafif Jouejati speaks while Nidal Bitari listens.
by Arman Kassam, Handa Center student assistant On Wednesday night, 65 members of the Stanford community gathered for a screening of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us. This documentary,... Read More
Handa Center research fellow Beth Van Schaack, JD
Handa Center Faculty Fellow Beth Van Schaack, a core collaborator in Stanford's Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health (HRTMH) Program, recently published a slate of articles on the US policy of... Read More
Stanford Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program affiliates Ryan Matlow, Ph.D., and Daryn Reicherter, M.D., recently wrote a perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine on the... Read More
Alina Utrata '17 talks about her experiences at Stanford and abroad
Alina Utrata '17, one of the first Stanford students to graduate with a minor in Human Rights (HR), spoke to an audience of undergraduates about opportunities available through the Handa Center, as... Read More
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, with Stanford University's Clinical Professor and Director of the Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Programme Dr Daryn Reicherter.
Dr. Daryn Reicherter, director of Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program (HRTMH), recently contributed to a landmark court ruling on rape in Fiji. Program Director Dr. Reicherter... Read More
Handa Center research fellow Dr. Sarah Chynoweth
Handa Center Research Fellow Sarah Chynoweth recently published a report through the Women's Refugee Commission on sexual violence in the Rohingya refugee community. The volume, "'It’s Happening to... Read More