Human trafficking and the refugee crisis may seem far away from life at Stanford, but the International Justice Mission (IJM) and UNICEF Stanford are determined to bring them close to home.
His situation, especially in the context of a relatively new Israeli law that allows force feeding hunger-strikers, raises lots of questions about whether there are situations in which state forces should be allowed to force feed individuals who go on hunger strikes if the strike approaches a point where the striker is in imminent danger of dying.
The former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay gave the inaugural HANDA Center Lecture on Human Rights Tuesday night in Cemex Auditorium. Pillay reflected on her time as High Commissioner and discussed current human rights conflicts around the world.
The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice are working together to offer students a new minor in human rights.
Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) hosted a conference on forced migration last Saturday, inviting top scholars and experts in the field to speak of the troubles facing refugees today, such as violations of inherent refugee rights, the inhuman conditions of refugee camps, and the lack of assistance from developed countries.
This bill is not neutral. It is not genuinely about human rights. Instead, it advocates a specific political agenda—one directed squarely against Israel, the only liberal democracy in a region characterized by totalitarianism and intolerance. This bill tries to reduce an extremely complicated geopolitical issue to a one-sided, specious narrative of human rights abuse.
Why is mid-October is my favorite holiday season? Because the United Nations Association Film Festival is back on campus, of course.
Steven Hawkins, the executive director of Amnesty International USA, spoke at Stanford Law School on Thursday about the future of human rights advocacy in the United States.