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Handa Center Senior Wins 2017 Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study 

Alina Utrata, the first Human Rights Minor student, will pursue a master’s degree in conflict transformation and social justice at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Cambodian Instuctors Trained in Interactive Teaching Methodologies

The Handa Center recently conducted an intensive workshop on interactive teaching methodologies for Cambodian law schools November 21-25, 2016 in Battambang Province.

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The Handa Center equips a new generation of leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and promote human rights and dignity for all. Reflecting a deep commitment to international justice and the rule of law, the Center collaborates with partners across Stanford University and beyond on innovative programs that foster critical inquiry in the classroom and in the world.

Since its founding nearly two decades ago, the Center has pursued its mission through a range of international programs including justice sector capacity-building initiatives, civil society outreach efforts, trial monitoring, expert consultancies, and archival resource development, with a focus on transitional justice initiatives and new technologies. In 2014, Director David Cohen moved the Center from UC Berkeley to Stanford University with the generous support of Dr. Haruhisa Handa. The move enabled the Center to sustain its established international programs while expanding the scope of opportunities for meaningful student engagement by integrating classroom curricula with faculty research, student internships, and community-engaged learning opportunities. 

Handa Center film screening on sexual and gender based violence

On Thursday 16 February 2017, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, in conjunction with Khmer Mekong Films and with the

 The WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice workshop on victimology in Phnom Penh.

On Friday 13 January 2017, the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice in conjunction with Tilburg University and with support

Handa Research Fellow Shreyasi Jha

Handa Research Fellow Shreyasi Jha published an article in the Journal of Gender Studies titled "(Re)centering street harassment – an appraisal of

  • Dec 16, 2016

    On Monday and Tuesday, the Chamber heard from one Civil Party and one witness.  Although both were called in relation to the role of the Accused, both testified on a range of other topics including purges and marriage. The Trial Chamber sat for only two days this week to hear testimony related to Case 002/02, as on Wednesday the Supreme Court Chamber met to hand down its final verdict in the appeal on Case 002/01. 

  • Dec 16, 2016

    On Monday and Tuesday, the Chamber heard from one Civil Party and one witness.  Although both were called in relation to the role of the Accused, both testified on a range of other topics including purges and marriage. The Trial Chamber sat for only two days this week to hear testimony related to Case 002/02, as on Wednesday the Supreme Court Chamber met to hand down its final verdict in the appeal on Case 002/01. 

  • Dec 16, 2016

    Case 002/01 came to a close this week with the Supreme Court Chamber (SCC)’s announcement of their verdict on the appeals against the Trial Chamber’s August 2014 verdict. Although the SCC overturned some of the Trial Chamber’s decisions, including acquitting the two Accused of responsibility for crimes which took place at Tuol Po Chrey in late April 1975, the SCC ultimately upheld the life sentences for each of the Accused, saying this best reflects the gravity of the crimes with which they have been charged. 

  • Dec 16, 2016

    Case 002/01 came to a close this week with the Supreme Court Chamber (SCC)’s announcement of their verdict on the appeals against the Trial Chamber’s August 2014 verdict. Although the SCC overturned some of the Trial Chamber’s decisions, including acquitting the two Accused of responsibility for crimes which took place at Tuol Po Chrey in late April 1975, the SCC ultimately upheld the life sentences for each of the Accused, saying this best reflects the gravity of the crimes with which they have been charged. 

  • Dec 16, 2016

    This week the Trial Chamber concluded the segment on the regulation of marriage and began hearing witnesses on the nature of armed conflict.  The final Civil Party, Ms. Preap Sokhoeun concluded her testimony related to marriage and the court then held the fifth set of victim impact hearings. Three Civil Parties gave statements of harm suffered under the regime specifically related to their marriages during the hearings. On Thursday Witness Sao Mang testified about the nature of armed conflict and his own role in Mondulkiri’s Sector 105.