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“One police officer can have an impact on this whole country”, written by Hannah Kunzman and published in Stanford Politics on October 21, 2017, reports on the Handa Center/ Human Rights Watch film... Read More
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Stanford Politics, a student run newsmagazine, has produced several articles covering Handa Center events on campus. “I was not allowed to have my own life”, written by Holden Foreman and published... Read More
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The past academic year has seen important developments for the Handa Center, both on the Stanford campus and beyond. One of our most important goals at Stanford is to enable students from across the... Read More
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Despite being widely hailed as a turning point in the global fight to end modern slavery, a new estimate of the number of people living as slaves worldwide could in fact complicate efforts to tackle... Read More
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The annual Freedom from Slavery Forum, co-hosted by the Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice and Free the Slaves, was held at Stanford University October 5-7, 2017.  The Forum... Read More
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This summer, funding from the Handa Center enabled 14 students to work in seven countries on issues such as child rights in Brazil, environmental law in Washington, D.C., LGBTI rights in Ghana,... Read More
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Disability Studies is a relatively new interdisciplinary academic field that examines disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon. HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and... Read More
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In July, Acting Associate Director Jessie Brunner attended a United Nations University two-day workshop in New York that convened diverse stakeholders to discuss how best to implement UN Sustainable... Read More
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Hundreds of articles and books have been written about the Khmer Rouge, and about the legal proceedings at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) -- very often by foreign... Read More
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Human Rights minors Christina Schiciano and Alina Utrata were sitting in the Introduction to Human Rights class their senior year when they realized that, after four years of studying human rights at... Read More
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On July 6, Handa Center research fellow Sarah Chynoweth's Letter to the Editor war published in The New York Times about gay refugees from the Middle East. You can read the article in its entirety ... Read More
David Cohen, Beth van Schaack, Jessie Brunner, Penelope Van Tuyl, and graduating class of human rights minors
Congratulations to all our graduating seniors who made a valuable contribution to the Handa Center's work this academic year through coursework, research, fellowships, and more! The Handa Center is... Read More
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Human Rights Minor Alina Utrata, '17, recently completed her honors thesis through the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law entitled "Stories Courts Tell: The Problematic History of... Read More
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The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and PIH Engage Stanford hosted a pre-release screening of Bending the Arc followed by... Read More
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Refugees Welcome Event Recap written by Sara Button. Sponsored by McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and... Read More
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Since a word like “humanitarian” is used so often throughout a service-minded institution like Stanford University, it is crucial to examine and contemplate its concrete meaning. Participation in... Read More
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Reed Brody, human rights lawyer and recent counsel to victims at the Extraordinary African Chambers, gave the Handa Center Annual Public Lecture in Human Rights, The Prosecution of Hissène Habré: A... Read More
David Cohen speaking in front of a slide that reads "Breaking the Silence" with pictures of Cambodian women
On Monday 24 April 2017 approximately 70 people gathered at the Kravan Hotel in Phnom Penh to watch the first Cambodian screening of Breaking the Silence, a documentary exploring crimes of sexual... Read More
Nadia Murad at a podium speaking in front of Stanford Global Studies banner
Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist who escaped ISIS captivity, spoke at the annual Stanford Global Studies student dinner on April 17. She was accompanied by Haider Elias, co-founder of ... Read More
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On Monday April 10, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University hosted a panel discussion on Sexual and Gender Based Violence, featuring Former United... Read More
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On Thursday 23 March 2017 Khmer Mekong Films (KMF) and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, with technical support from the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO)... Read More
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Stanford Global Studies and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice sat down with Reed Brody, human rights lawyer and recent counsel to victims at the Extraordinary African... Read More
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On Thursday 16 February 2017, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, in conjunction with Khmer Mekong Films and with the generous support of the British Embassy of Phnom... Read More