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Alina Utrata '17 wins Marshall Scholarship
Alina Utrata '17 wins Marshall Scholarship
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
Handa Center annual report cover

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Sexual Violence against men and boys in conflict and forced displacement: implications for the health sector

 Handa Center Research Fellow Sarah Chynoweth's research in the Middle East is in Reproductive Health Matters

International Lawyer Karim Khan argues peace at core of Islam

The Stanford Daily covers the Handa Center Annual Lecture, Islam and Human Rights

Three Stanford seniors and one alumnus named Rhodes Scholars  

Alexis Kallen, Human Rights Minor, has been named a 2018 Rhodes Scholar

A Kinder Truman Doctrine 

 Handa Center Research Fellow Mark Hanis pens a letter in Foreign Affairs Magazine

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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. 

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In collaboration with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the Stanford University Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab - an interdiscip

HUMRTS 104 class field trip

The Stanford Daily wrote about HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights, a new course launched by the Handa Center this

  • Nov 13, 2017

    In collaboration with the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab released a report titled Mental Health Con

  • Aug 15, 2017

    On 23 November 2016, the Supreme Court Chamber (SCC) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued its long-awaited final judgment in the first part of the ongoing trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the two surviving senior leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime, which lasted from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979. The well-reasoned and balanced final judgment sets a positive example for the Cambodian domestic court system and other international tribunals, while also hopefully raising the standard of production for the Trial Chamber’s pending judgment in Case 002/02.

  • Jun 23, 2017

    In June 2017, Parties to Case 002/02 returned to the Trial Chamber, six months after the end of evidentiary hearings, to hear closing statements from all sides in this second and final trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. Over the course of two weeks, each Party presented their final oral arguments, summarizing the main points contained in the lengthy written briefs they each filed on 2 May 2017. This report summarizes the two weeks of closing arguments of the Office of the Co-Prosecutors (OCP), Lead Co-Lawyers for Civil Parties (LCLCP), and Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan Defense Teams.

  • 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.