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Alina Utrata '17 wins Marshall Scholarship
Alina Utrata '17 wins Marshall Scholarship
Trainings with Philippine Judiciary
Trainings with Philippine Judiciary
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Kallen wins Truman scholarship
Kallen wins Truman scholarship
Handa Center interns in Cambodia
Handa Center interns in Cambodia
Handa Center students talk with Handa Center director David Cohen
Handa Center students talk with Handa Center director David Cohen

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From the classroom into the world

The Stanford news service highlights the Handa Center's internships in Cambodia.

Student activism finds a focus at Stanford's Handa Center 

The School of Humanities and Sciences features Human Rights minor students' activism and involement in the Handa Canter.

Handa Center Junior wins 2017 Truman Scholarship

Alexis Kallen, '18, a human rights minor received the Truman Scholarship for students pursuing graduate degrees who plan to enter public service.

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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. 

Nadia Murad speaks at SGS annual dinner. Photo credit Rod Searcey.

Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist who escaped ISIS captivity, spoke at the annual Stanford Global Studies student dinner on April 17.

Handa Center screens Time to Speak Out in Cambodia

On Thursday 23 March 2017 Khmer Mekong Films (KMF) and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, with technical support from

Reed Brody gives annual human rights lecture

Stanford Global Studies and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice sat down with Reed Brody, human rights lawyer and rec

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dec 16, 2016

    This week the Trial Chamber heard from two witnesses on the nature of armed conflict and also held the presentation of key documents on the same subject. On Thursday the Office of the Co-Prosecutors (OCP) and Defense Team for Khieu Samphan presented their key documents related to the segment on the nature of armed conflict, including contemporaneous telegrams and meeting minutes as well as academic sources. 

  • Dec 16, 2016

    This week the Trial Chamber heard from two witnesses on the nature of armed conflict and also held the presentation of key documents on the same subject. On Thursday the Office of the Co-Prosecutors (OCP) and Defense Team for Khieu Samphan presented their key documents related to the segment on the nature of armed conflict, including contemporaneous telegrams and meeting minutes as well as academic sources. 

  • Dec 16, 2016

    The Trial Chamber began the week by hearing responses from the OCP and Khieu Samphan Defense to key documents presented last week related to the nature of armed conflict.  Following this, the remainder of 2-TCW-1065’s testimony was heard related to conflict in the East Zone.  Next, the Chamber heard from Civil Party Mr. Sar Sarin, the first to testify on the role of the Accused. Thus, after a day break on Wednesday to mark Cambodian Independence Day, the court heard from the next two witnesses scheduled to testify in this segment: 2-TCW-913, and 2-TCCP-235.