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Alina Utrata '17 wins Marshall Scholarship
Alina Utrata '17 wins Marshall Scholarship
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Kallen wins Truman scholarship
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Handa Center interns in Cambodia
Handa Center interns in Cambodia
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Trying to Right Wrongs

The Stanford Alumni Magazine highlights the Handa Center's human rights education and action

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 involvement in the Handa Center.

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. 

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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 realize

Alina Utrata human rights minor

Human Rights Minor Alina Utrata, '17, recently completed her honors thesis through the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law entitl

  • 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.

  • 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.