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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
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