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Recent Stanford human rights graduates Lily Foulkes, Xóchitl Longstaff, and Shannon Richardson recently won the Walk the Talk Service Leadership Award. This award recognizes the public service... Read More
What are digital rights? And how do Human Rights relate in the digital age? How do we protect and secure rights of individuals in this digital world? And most importantly,... Read More
Stanford graduate Harika Kottakota
Human rights graduate Harika Kottakota '20 recently won the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Harika graduated in June with a bachelors degree in Biology and a Human Rights... Read More
Stanford graduate Lily Foulkes
Stanford human rights graduate Lily Foulkes '20 recently won the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and the Creative Arts. Lily graduated from Stanford this year with a... Read More
Student Xochitl Longstaff headshot
Recent Stanford graduate and 2019 Summer Human Rights Fellow Xóchitl Longstaff has won a Fulbright Award to work in Colombia. The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 by U.S. Congress was created... Read More
Photo collage of the project's launch workshop
Center Fellows Soren Jorgensen and Radhika Shah have launched a project on Responsible Digital Leadership. The project will provide guidelines and learning platforms for acting responsibly with data... Read More
Luis Assis and Jessie Brunner with Indonesian colleagues.
Nearly three years ago, Center for Human Rights and International Justice Senior Program Manager Jessie Brunner was invited to Greentree Estate on Long Island, NY to help set the agenda for measuring... Read More
Two students affiliated with the Center for Human Rights and International Justice have received the J. E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement from the School of Humanities and Sciences... Read More
Melodie Liu
Stanford senior Melodie Grace Liu has been named a scholar by the The Yenching Academy of Peking University. Melodie is among 119 young scholars selected for the award, which provides one year of... Read More
Digital technologies offer promising means of anticipating, analyzing, and responding to serious human rights concerns, but they also present human rights challenges. On September 18, 2019, the... Read More
Daryn Reicherter and Karim Khan meeting
This  week, faculty of Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program (HRTMHP), of which the Center for Human Rights and International Justice is a core collaborator, will launch a series of... Read More
Center alum Julian Bava by a window
Julian Bava '18, an alumnus of Stanford's Human Rights Minor, recently published a research paper in Vermont Law Review. His article, "Prosecuting Extraterritorial Atrocity Crimes Under State Law: An... Read More
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By Rachael Ku, Student Assistant.   Two affiliates of the Center, Daniel Mattes and Somaly Kum, recently published a Research Compendium on the Women in Law in Cambodia, along with their colleague,... Read More
Maya Mahony, the author of the Stanford Daily article
By Isabel Vasquez, Student Assistant.   The Stanford Daily recently published an opinion article by Maya Mahony describing her experience working with asylum-seeking families in Texas through a human... Read More
Alina Utrata (’17), a former Center student assistant and one of the first Stanford students to graduate with a minor in Human Rights, was recently awarded with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to... Read More
Ravi Mariwala addresses a crowd
By Alisha Zhao, Student Assistant.   The Center for Human Rights and International Justice recently hosted Dr. Ravi Mariwala and Ms. Paula Mariwala to discuss the role of innovation and human rights... Read More
Penelope Van Tuyl and Adam Kochanski
By Isabel Vasquez, Student Assistant.   Dr. Adam Kochanski, a former postdoctoral fellow and a current research fellow at the Center, recently returned to Stanford to discuss his research findings on... Read More
By Rachael Ku, Student Assistant.   The Center for Human Rights and International Justice recently screened the film Eminent Monsters, a Hopscotch Films documentary tracing the history of western... Read More
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