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Pamela Merchant and Kristen Myles speak on human rights litigation abroad

April 2015

The Program on Human Rights welcomed Pamela Merchant and Kristen Myles to Stanford on March 4 as final speakers in the winter course U.S. Human Rights NGOs and International Human Rights.

Habitat for Humanity on the profile of a good 21st century NGO

March 2015

Elizabeth Blake, Habitat for Humanity International’s General Counsel and team leader of its Government Relations and Advocacy operations, spoke to students at the Freeman Spogli Institute on...

Carolyn Miles, CEO and president of Save the Children, speaks at Stanford

March 2015

Carolyn Miles, CEO and president of Save the Children, spoke on her organization’s efforts to protect children’s rights in many countries of the world at the Stanford Program on Human Rights’...

Mark Lorey of World Vision speaks on faith-based international NGOs

February 2015

Mark Lorey, vice president for Child Development and Program Effectiveness at World Vision International, spoke on his experience working for a faith-based international NGO on human rights issues...

Julie Cordua speaks on child exploitation and sexual abuse imagery

February 2015

Julie Cordua, executive director of Thorn, a non-profit organization founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, spoke passionately on the topic child exploitation and sexual abuse imagery for the...

Nick Deychakiwsky and Maurice Middleberg speak on 'fabric of NGOs'

January 2015

Nick Deychakiwsky, program officer at the C.S.

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...

Evaluating the impact and future of the International Criminal Court

May 2013

In March, Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself unexpectedly to the U.S.

Former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court kicks off human rights seminar series

December 2012

CDDRL's Program on Human Rights inaugurated the 2012-2013 Sanela Diana Jenkins Speaker Series on Dec.

Exploring new technologies at Stanford to monitor human rights

August 2012

Teaming up with the Brookings Institution and Google, CDDRL hosted a workshop to bring together four United Nations special rapporteurs, civil society activists, technologists and government donors...

Stanford undergrad awarded human rights fellowship, heads to Hong Kong

June 2012

This summer Adrian Bonifacio, one of the recipients of The Program on Human Rights and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society's 2012 Human Rights Fellowship, will work with the Asian Pacific...

Experts debate specific improvements to anti-trafficking measures

March 2012

The Program on Human Rights concluded its ninth and final installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Speakers Series with presentations by Dr.

How to build a world free of slaves

March 2012

Justin Dillon, musician, film director and consultant to the State Department Office to combat human trafficking, spoke about open source activism and the work of slaveryfootprint.org at the eighth...

Addressing the supply and demand side of the sex trafficking industry

February 2012

Jean Enriquez, executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking of Women - Asia Pacific presented her views on sex trafficking at the sixth installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins...

Leading trafficking experts inaugurate speakers series

January 2012

Bradley Myles, executive director and CEO of Polaris, and Helga Konrad, OSCE special representative on combating trafficking in human beings inaugurated the 2012 Program on Human Rights Sanela...

Human Rights Watch comes to Stanford

October 2011

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is hosting the Human Rights Watch 2011 Voices for Justice honorees at a special event at Stanford...

Applications for summer fellowships open

October 2011

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), together with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society are offering four summer fellowships in...

Human rights curriculum for the 21st century

October 2011

The Stanford Report covered the recently launched Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative, which brings human rights curriculum into the classrooms of California community colleges to transform...

Roth on Obama's human rights record

April 2011

On April 13, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch discussed Obama's human rights record to an audience of over 125 students and faculty, marking Roth's first speaking engagement...

Rees discusses human trafficking, conflicts, and the transformative power of human rights

February 2011

On February 8, the Program on Human Rights’ at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law welcomed Madeleine Rees to speak as part of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Series.

Simmons stresses the role of international law in mobilizing for human rights

January 2011

On January 25, Beth Simmons spoke as part of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series hosted by the Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and...

Karen Alter speaks on the evolution of transnational law and international courts

January 2011

On January 18, Karen Alter spoke as part of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series hosted by the Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the...