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Broadcasting Justice: Media Outreach at the Khmer Rouge Trials

AIJI Regional Program Coordinator, Christoph Sperfeldt recently published an article in AsiaPacific Issues concerning some of the Handa Center's work in mass media outreach through the Asian International Justice Initiative.

AIJI covers the issuance of a final Judgment in the ECCC's Case 002/01 Aug 25, 2014

Trial monitors from the Handa Center's AIJI program in Cambodia were present in the courtroom on 7 August 2014, when the Trial Chamber announced that it had found Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced both to life imprisonment.

ECCC exterior
Handa Center Launches with Inaugural Lecture on International Justice Featuring Amb. David Scheffer Jan 19, 2015

The WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice officially launched its programming at Stanford University on Wednesday with its inaugural lecture on international justice featuring Ambassador David Scheffer.

Amb. David Scheffer addresses the Stanford community.
Handa Center Convenes Workshop to Discuss Potential Crimes against Humanity in Mexico Feb 05, 2015

In partnership with Stanford Law School, UC Hastings College of the Law, and the International Federation for Human Rights, the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice convened a workshop January 29 and 30 on campus to analyze the potential commission of cri

Workshop participants in front of Stanford Law School.
Journalist Thierry Cruvellier Reflects on the Causes and Consequences of Sierra Leone's Civil War Apr 21, 2015

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 war of 1991 – 2002.

Handa Center Reps Continue Discussions on Crimes Against Humanity in Mexico at Conference in Mexico City May 04, 2015

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 into potential crimes against humanity committed in Mexico under the parameters of the Internationa

Former UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay Delivers Inaugural Handa Center Lecture on Human Rights May 11, 2015

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 rights at Cemex Auditorium on May 5.

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp Discusses U.S. Engagement on Global Criminal Justice with Stanford Students May 14, 2015

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.

Handa Center Program Associate Publishes Article on Human Rights and Climate Change Jul 07, 2015

Handa Center Program Associate Jessie Brunner recently published an article on the topic of climate change and human rights in the Stanford Inte

Handa Center Associates Co-Author Report on Justice in Timor-Leste Sep 07, 2015

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 opening now to push forward with reform.

Handa Center Supports Trial Monitoring Efforts at the Extraordinary African Chambers Sep 11, 2015

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.

University of Hawai'i Law Student Katherine Vessels works with the Handa Center to support trial monitoring efforts at the Extraordinary African Chambers.
Handa Center Welcomes Professor Katherine Jolluck as Senior Fellow Sep 13, 2015

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.

Handa Center to Integrate Core Activities of CDDRL’s Program on Human Rights Sep 14, 2015

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 Humanities and Science.

Handa Center Co-Hosted Annual Summer Institute for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Sep 21, 2015
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.
International and Local Experts Discuss the State of the Anti-Human Trafficking Movement Oct 12, 2015

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 Center Senior Fellow Katherine Jolluck last week.

Handa Fellow Investigates Effects of ASEAN Integration on Women Jan 05, 2016

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.

Handa Center Convenes Global Human Rights Summit on Human Trafficking in Tokyo Jan 12, 2016

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 Worldwide Support for Development (WSD) and the Human Rights Resource Centre

Handa Center Senior Fellow Beth Van Schaack delivers remarks.
Top U.S. Human Rights Official Gives Handa Center's Annual Public Lecture on Human Rights Feb 03, 2016

Click here to watch the full remarks.

Handa Center Affiliates Lead Brainstorming on Options for Protecting Civilians in Syria Mar 17, 2016

Click here to see photos from the exercise. 

Students participate in policy lab exercise.
Human Rights in Community: A Student Dialogue with Foundation Cristosal Apr 07, 2016

By Diana Esther Guzman Rodriguez

Five-time Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe Reflects on "The Responsibility of Success" with Handa Center Community May 06, 2016

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 silver Olympic medals. Then he turned 18.

Ian Thorpe addresses Stanford students.
Handa Center's Human Rights Minor in the News Sep 27, 2016

The new human rights minor offered by the Handa Center made front page news today in the Stanford Daily. Read the full article HERE.

News coverage of Handa Center's Human Rights Minor launch
Supporting Interactive Learning Methodologies in Human Rights Education in Cambodia Oct 11, 2016

The Handa Center, in collaboration with the East West Center, held a showcase last month in Phnom Penh to promote the mainstreaming of interactive learning methodologies in its Human Rights and Criminal Justice course in Cambodian universities.

Panel on human rights education
ICTY Judge Liu Daqun Visits Students from the Handa Center Nov 03, 2016

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 (ICTY).

 Judge Liu Daqun with students
Secretary Kerry Visits Stanford's Hacking for Diplomacy Course Nov 15, 2016
By Eric Osemen Ehizokhale
“Brilliant minds are applying technology to the world’s toughest problems.”
Stanford students meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry.
Handa Center Trains Cambodian Professors in Interactive Teaching Methodologies Dec 08, 2016

Legal Training in Cambodia 

Handa Center Director and Other Experts Lead Courses on International Criminal Law for the Philippine Judiciary Dec 20, 2016
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 at the request and under the auspices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the Philippines with Handa Center Director David Cohen, Karim Khan QC, and Judge Fausto Pocar
Handa Research Fellow publishes article in Journal of Gender Studies Jan 05, 2017

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".

Handa Research Fellow Shreyasi Jha
WSD Handa Center hosts Workshop on Victimology Feb 07, 2017

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 workshop on victimology in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Professor Antony Pemberton and Dr.

 The WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice workshop on victimology in Phnom Penh.
Handa Center, Khmer Mekong Films host film screening and forum on SGBV in Cambodia Feb 21, 2017

On Thursday 16 February 2017, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, in conjunction with Khmer Mekong Films and with the generous support of the British Embassy of Phnom Penh, held a film screening and forum on sexual and genderbased violence experienced during the Democ

Handa Center film screening on sexual and gender based violence
Q&A with Reed Brody Mar 07, 2017

Stanford Global Studies and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice sat down with Reed Brody, human rights lawyer and recent counsel to victims at the Extraordinary African Chambers, for a Q&A prior to his public lecture at Stanford University.

Reed Brody gives annual human rights lecture
Handa Center screens Time to Speak Out in Cambodia Apr 03, 2017

On Thursday 23 March 2017 Khmer Mekong Films (KMF) and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, with technical support from the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) and financial support from the British Embassy in Phnom Penh, travelled to Kampong Chhnang Province

Handa Center screens Time to Speak Out in Cambodia
An Assessment of Responses to Gender Based Violence in Conflict   Apr 10, 2017

On Monday April 10, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University hosted a panel discussion on Sexual and Gender Based Violence, featuring Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, accompanied by dis

Navi Pillay and panelists discuss  sexual and gender-based violence in conflict
Stanford junior wins 2017 Truman Scholarship Apr 12, 2017

Alexis Kallen, Human Rights Minor, wins scholarship for students committed to careers in public service. Kallen, who hopes to become a human rights lawyer, is one of 62 recipients of the scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study – in the United States and abroad – to students w

Alexis Kallen
“Bring ISIS to Justice as Criminals, Not as Warriors,” Says UN Goodwill Ambassador Apr 24, 2017

Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist who escaped ISIS captivity, spoke at the annual Stanford Global Studies student dinner on April 17. She was accompanied by Haider Elias, co-founder of Yazda Organization

Nadia Murad speaks at SGS annual dinner. Photo credit Rod Searcey.
First Cambodian screening of Breaking the Silence, a documentary about sexual violence under the Khmer Rouge Apr 28, 2017

On Monday 24 April 2017 approximately 70 people gathered at the Kravan Hotel in Phnom Penh to watch the first Cambodian screening of Breaking the Silence, a documentary exploring crimes of sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge regime and their prosecution at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Cou

Handa Center director David Cohen speaks at screening of Breaking the Silence
Reasonably Radical? A Refined Approach to Humanitarian Action May 08, 2017

Since a word like “humanitarian” is used so often throughout a service-minded institution like Stanford University, it is crucial to examine and contemplate its concrete meaning. Participation in humanitarian action should consider and grapple with related ethical questions and dilemmas.

Chiara Lepora
The Prosecution of Hissène Habré: A Victim-Centered Approach to International Justice video May 08, 2017

Reed Brody, human rights lawyer and recent counsel to victims at the Extraordinary African Chambers, gave the Handa Center Annual Public Lecture in Human Rights, 

Reed Brody gives annual human rights lecture
Handa Center co-hosts Refugees Welcome Event May 15, 2017

Refugees Welcome Event Recap written by Sara Button.

Refugees Welcome Event
Stories Courts Tell: Human rights minor reflects on pathway to honors thesis Jun 06, 2017

Human Rights Minor Alina Utrata, '17, recently completed her honors thesis through the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law entitled "Stories Courts Tell: The Problematic History of the Yugoslav Tribunal in Bosnia and Herzegovina."

Alina Utrata human rights minor
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and the Inaugural Class of Human Rights Minors! Jun 17, 2017

Congratulations to all our graduating seniors who made a valuable contribution to the Handa Center's work this academic year through coursework, research, fellowships, and more!

Handa Center graduation dinner
Handa fellow pens letter to the editor in New York Times Jul 11, 2017

On July 6, Handa Center research fellow Sarah Chynoweth's Letter to the Editor war published in The New York Times about gay refu

 Sarah Chynoweth headshot
Human Rights minors complete senior capstone Jul 17, 2017

Human Rights minors Christina Schiciano and Alina Utrata were sitting in the Introduction to Human Rights class their senior year when they realized that, after four years of studying human rights at Stanford, they had probably learned about the major historical case studies several times.

Human Rights and History Podcast Icon
Legacy Film Lab: An exciting short film competition for young Cambodian filmmakers Jul 28, 2017

Hundreds of articles and books have been written about the Khmer Rouge, and about the legal proceedings at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) -- very often by foreign observers.

Film competition finalists
New Disability Rights Course this Fall Jul 31, 2017

Disability Studies is a relatively new interdisciplinary academic field that examines disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon.

Shaping Human Trafficking Policy in SE Asia and Through the UN SDGs Jul 31, 2017

In July, Acting Associate Director Jessie Brunner attended a United Nations University two-day workshop in New York that convened diverse stakeholders to discuss how best to implement UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7, which aims to eradicate modern slavery, human trafficking and forced l

Jessie Brunner with ecpat Indonesia research team
Summer Fellows Learn, Promote Human Rights Around the World Aug 01, 2017

This summer, funding from the Handa Center enabled 14 students to work in seven countries on issues such as child rights in Brazil, environmental law in Washington, D.C., LGBTI rights in Ghana, mental health law and policy in India, and development programs for migrant and local communities in So

Japsimran Kaur is a summer fellow in India
Handa Center Co-Hosts Annual Freedom from Slavery Forum Oct 07, 2017

The annual Freedom from Slavery Forum, co-hosted by the Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice and Free the Slaves, was held at Stanford University October 5-7, 2017. 

Discussions at the Freedom From Slavery Forum
Could new slavery numbers complicate efforts to end the global crime? Oct 09, 2017

Despite being widely hailed as a turning point in the global fight to end modern slavery, a new estimate of the number of people living as slaves worldwide could in fact complicate efforts to tackle the crime, several academics have warned.

2016-17 Annual Report Released Oct 15, 2017

The past academic year has seen important developments for the Handa Center, both on the Stanford campus and beyond.

Cover of Handa Center Annual Report
Stanford Student Newsmagazine Covers Handa Center Events Nov 08, 2017

Stanford Politics, a student run newsmagazine, has produced several articles covering Handa Center events on campus.

Image from Stanford Politics article on LGBTI panel
Classy classes: Human rights class explores disabilities studies Nov 15, 2017

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

HUMRTS 104 class field trip
ICC Judge Discusses Recent Developments in International Criminal Law Nov 15, 2017

Judge Chang-ho Chung of the International Criminal Court visited Stanford on November 15 to offer his perspective on recent trends and institutional developments at the Court, as well as opportunities for future engagement to promote rule of law.

Judge Chung speaking to students
"We Keep It in Our Heart" - Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in the Syria Crisis Nov 20, 2017

Handa Center Research Fellow Dr.

UNHCR Report Cover
Mental Health Consequences Following Release from Long-Term Solitary Confinement in California Nov 21, 2017

In collaboration with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the Stanford University Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab - an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Handa Center, Stanford Law School faculty, and Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - has rele

Cover page of CCR report