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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
Ryan Matlow, PhD, an affiliate in Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program
Ryan Matlow, an core affiliate of Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program, spearheaded a letter to the Trump administration detailing the negative physical and mental health effects... Read More
Handa Center Research Fellow Natasha Dolby recently spoke to an audience at Stanford about the findings of her publication, Domestic Sex Trafficking of Children in Brazil. In her paper, she... Read More
Stanford summer fellows Kaylana Mueller-Hsia and Kyra Jasper in Jakarta with Faculty Director David Cohen.
From immigrants rights at the Mexico border to the right to asylum for refugees in Greece, Handa Center Summer Human Rights Fellows have scattered to seven cities across the globe in an effort to... Read More
Technology and human rights event
To encourage new curricular pathways, Stanford Global Studies (SGS) provides grants to support courses that creatively engage students in learning about global issues. Next year course innovation... Read More
This summer, 484 Stanford students are completing public service fellowships through the Cardinal Quarter program.
Every summer, hundreds of Stanford students leave the Farm to complete service fellowships through the Cardinal Quarter program. The initiative offers students the opportunity to participate in a... Read More