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With co-sponsorship by the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice and Center for South Asia, Stanford student Japsimran Kaur, ’18, spent her summer working with a team of... Read More
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Human Rights Minor Julian Bava, ’18, co-authored, “The American Service-Members' Protection Act: Pathways to and Constraints on U.S. Cooperation with the International Criminal Court” in Eyes on the... Read More
War ruins in Bosnia
Alina Utrata (‘17) recently published an article in northern slant, titled “Belfast is not Bosnia”, reflecting on her studies of conflict in Bosnia and Ireland. Utrata was the first student to... Read More
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On January 25, 2018 the Cambodia Programs of the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, with generous support from the British Embassy in Phnom Penh and the East-West Center,... Read More
Adam at Stanford
The Handa Center is excited to welcome a new research fellow, Adam Kochanski. Adam joined us after completing his PhD in Political Studies at the University of Ottawa in Canada, where he focused on... Read More
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Stanford Politics, a student run newsmagazine, interviewed Handa Center Annual Lecturer Karim Khan, QC about Islam and human rights.  The Q&A tackles the war on terror, Islam's reputation,... Read More
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 Handa Center Research Fellow Sarah Chynoweth co-authored the article, "Sexual violence against men and boys in conflict and forced displacement: implications for the health sector," in Reproductive... Read More
Karim Khan delivers the annual lecture
The Stanford Daily covered the Handa Center Annual Lecture in Human Rights, Islam and Human Rights, delivered by Karim Khan, QC on November 30, 2017. The article, International lawyer Karim Khan... Read More
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Handa Center Research Fellow Mark Hanis pens a letter, A Kinder Truman Doctrine, in Foreign Affairs Magazine's November/December 2017 Issue. A Kinder Truman Doctrine By Mark Hanis I am delighted to... Read More
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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,... Read More
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Handa Center Research Fellow Dr. Sarah Chynoweth is the author of a new UNHCR publication, "We Keep It in Our Heart" - Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in the Syria Crisis. As the civil war in... Read More
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"Five from Stanford named Rhodes Scholars," reports Stanford News.  Among them is Human Rights Minor and Handa Center Student Worker Alexis Kallen.   Alexis Kallen is a senior majoring in political... Read More
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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... Read More
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The Stanford Daily wrote about HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights, a new course launched by the Handa Center this Fall. When J.S.D. candidate Doron Dorfman J.S.M. ’... Read More
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Stanford Politics, a student run newsmagazine, has produced several articles covering Handa Center events on campus. “The mobilization of hatred…is too often an extremely useful political strategy”,... Read More
Students celebrate disability awareness week
The Stanford Daily referenced HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights, a new course launched by the Handa Center this Fall in their article, "ASSU-led Disabilities Week... Read More
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“One police officer can have an impact on this whole country”, written by Hannah Kunzman and published in Stanford Politics on October 21, 2017, reports on the Handa Center/ Human Rights Watch film... Read More
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Stanford Politics, a student run newsmagazine, has produced several articles covering Handa Center events on campus. “I was not allowed to have my own life”, written by Holden Foreman and published... Read More
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The past academic year has seen important developments for the Handa Center, both on the Stanford campus and beyond. One of our most important goals at Stanford is to enable students from across the... Read More
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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... Read More
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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.  The Forum... Read More
Handa Center Fellow stands in front of classroom with nine other women in India.
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,... Read More
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Disability Studies is a relatively new interdisciplinary academic field that examines disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon. HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and... Read More
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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... Read More
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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... Read More