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On Friday 13 January 2017, the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice in conjunction with Tilburg University and with support from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, held a... Read More
Shreyasi Jha speaks into a microphone in front of a blue banner that reads "South Asia"
Handa Research Fellow Shreyasi Jha published an article in the Journal of Gender Studies titled "(Re)centering street harassment – an appraisal of safe cities global initiative in Delhi, India". The... Read More
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For a week in late November, the Handa Center completed the second and third of its courses on international criminal law and maritime security for the Philippine judiciary. This program is conducted... Read More
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Legal Training in Cambodia The Handa Center held an intensive workshop on interactive methodologies for teaching human rights and criminal justice in Cambodian law schools November 21-25, 2016 in... Read More
Stanford's hacking for diplomacy class (around 50 people) with Secretary Kerry posing for picture
By Eric Osemen Ehizokhale   “Brilliant minds are applying technology to the world’s toughest problems.”   Secretary of State John Kerry spoke highly of Stanford students in the Hacking for Diplomacy... Read More
ICTY Judge Liu Daqun, Beth van Schaack, and 7 Handa center students posing for a picture on the law school terrace
On November 1, a group of undergraduate and law school students took the opportunity to meet with Judge Liu Daqun, the Vice-President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia... Read More
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Human Rights Education Program Update On 12 September, the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, in collaboration with the East West Center, held a showcase to promote the... Read More
The new human rights minor offered by the Handa Center made front page news today in the Stanford Daily. Read the full article here. Learn about the minor here.  
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At 15 years old, Ian Thorpe became the youngest world champion in history. By the time he competed in the 2000 Olympics, he had broken 10 world records. In Sydney, he took home three gold and two... Read More
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The Handa Center and the Hass Center for Public Service today hosted a students’ workshop Human Rights in Community. The event was an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to talk with... Read More
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Click here to see photos from the exercise.  The war in Syria has been underway since 2011. From the beginning, the Syrian people have experienced a range of human rights violations, from unrelenting... Read More
Tom Malinowski in front of audience with United States flag behind him
Click here to watch the full remarks. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski delivered the Handa Center’s annual public lecture on human rights to a... Read More
Six speakers stand on a stage with two screens projecting the event above them with a banner that reads "WSD Global Human Rights Summit in Japan" in English and Japanese
More than 1,200 members of the Japanese public convened in Tokyo on December 13 for the WSD Global Human Rights Summit on Human Trafficking, presented by the Handa Center in partnership with... Read More
Shreyasi Jha speaks into a microphone in front of a blue banner that reads "South Asia"
Handa Center Research Fellow Shreyasi Jha has spent the past year researching the effects of the economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on women. With a vision of... Read More
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About 20 Stanford students and community members explored both the international and domestic implications of human trafficking with Free the Slaves. Executive Director Maurice Middleberg and Handa... Read More
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The Handa Center, together with the Human Rights Resource Centre, the East-West Center, and Udayana University, with the generous support of the U.S. Government and the British Embassy in Jakarta,... Read More
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In 2014, the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice was established at Stanford University as a new center within the Stanford Global Studies Division under the School of... Read More
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The Handa Center is very pleased to announce Professor Katherine Jolluck senior lecturer in Stanford's Department of History, as the newest member of its team. Jolluck joins as a senior fellow and... Read More
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Trial proceedings against former Chadian President Hissène Habré resumed this week at the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) following postponement very shortly after the July 20, 2015 start date.... Read More
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A new report from Handa Center Director David Cohen and Adjunct Research Fellow Leigh-Ashley Lipscomb finds that Timor-Leste needs a radical overhaul of its judicial system, and there may be an... Read More
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Handa Center Program Associate Jessie Brunner recently published an article on the topic of climate change and human rights in the Stanford International Policy Review. By outlining the multidinous... Read More
Stanford students gather around a conference table to listen to Stephen Rapp speak
About 25 students from across the Stanford campus gathered in Encina Hall on May 14 to hear Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp reflect on his career in global criminal justice.... Read More
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Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addressed an audience of about 150 Stanford students, faculty, staff, and community members for the Handa Center’s inaugural lecture on human... Read More
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Following a workshop convened at Stanford in January, representatives of the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice travelled to Mexico City in April to continue investigations... Read More
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Investigative journalist Thierry Cruvellier engaged more than 30 Stanford students and community members April 21 for a seminar on Sierra Leone’s trajectory before, during, and following the civil... Read More