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Scholarly Publications

Is there a Human Right to Democracy?

June 2006

Is there a human right to democracy? My answer, in brief, is ‘no’. Five interconnected claims will play a role in my argument for this conclusion: Justice requires democracy.

News

Douglas Rutzen, president and CEO of ICNL, speaks on defending civil society

January 2015

Douglas Rutzen, president and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., gave a talk on defending...

Stanford conference to explore indigenous rights in Latin America

May 2012

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) together with the Center for Latin American Studies is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday,...

New Stanford summer course to bring leading human rights actors inside the classroom

February 2012

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, together with Stanford Summer Session are proud to offer a special session on human rights June 25 - July...

Events

Defending Civil Society

January 8, 2015

AbstractCivil society is under siege in many parts of the world.  Governments have arrested human rights activists, closed humanitarian NGOs, and banned peaceful protests.

<i>The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 25, 2014

*This event is free and open to the public.*   PANELISTS Don Emmerson - Director of the Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic...

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.