The mission of the Stanford Human Rights Center is to promote events, research, student engagement, publications, public understanding, practical engagement and policy development in the area of international human rights and global social justice. The Center will work closely with the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic.
The Center launched in early April 2013 with the first of a series of events in its year-long speaker series on the "Future of Human Rights." The series resumes in the fall of 2013 with speakers including Mahmood Mamdani, Professor of Government and Anthropology at Columbia University and Patrick Ball, Executive Director of the Human Rights Data Group, and Makau Mutua, Dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, where he is also a SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar.
April 2: Pressuring Rights Abusers as Power Shifts and Diffuses with Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.
April 16: Cameras Everywhere: Can Citizen Witnesses + Technology Empower Rights Advocacy? with Sam Gregory of WITNESS.
April 22: Does the History of Human Rights Matter for the Future? with Professor Jenny Martinez of Stanford Law School.
April 29: Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts After Kiobel with Paul Hoffman, leading Alien Tort Statute litigator and lead counsel in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.
May 6: The Rise of the South with Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Ford International Associate Professor of Law and Development at MIT, and Director, Program on Human Rights and Justice, MIT Center for International Studies
May 21: Environment, Networks and Social Movements in Latin America and the Global South with Professor César Rodríguez Garavito, Associate Professor and Director, Program on Global Justice and Human Rights, University of the Andes Law School.