Program on Human RightsProgram
Funded in 2009, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) is a unique intersection of the social sciences and public-policy formation and implementation. It provides a forum for the dozens of Stanford faculty who work in disciplines that engage or border on human rights (including law, philosophy, political science, education, human biology, public health, history and religious studies) and the more than 30 student-initiated human rights groups on campus. It seeks to relate the research and findings of the academic disciplines to domestic and human rights policy today.
The PHR seeks to understand how human rights can best be deployed to advance social justice, freedom, equality, development and the rule of law. Which people and institutions set and apply human rights standards? What are the primary obstacles (legal, political, social, economic and technological) to advancing human rights, and how can they be overcome? And given the divergence in the cultural norms, patterns of economic and legal organization, religious, moral and political creeds within and across nation states, should human rights standards differ from place to place?
- Generate timely and policy-driven research on human rights
- Promote student service work in human rights, both internationally and in the U.S.
- Promote awareness and sensitization of human rights issues through thought provoking events and workshops
- Facilitate connections, communications and collaboration among the many parts of Stanford that work on human rights.
Updated October 2013
- Courts, Politics and Human Rights
CDDRL, FSI Stanford, PHR Project (Completed)
- Globalization and Human Rights
PHR Project (Completed)
- Second and Third Generation Rights in Africa
PHR Series (Completed)
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- Before the law: Human and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame
- Is Alien Tort Statute Applicable to Corporate Defendants?
Vivian Grosswald Curran
- The Participation of Victims in International Criminal Court Proceedings: A Review of the Practice and Consideration of Options for the Future
- Transforming Politics via Delegation to International Courts
- Contextualizing Transitional Justice in Brazil: Understanding the Lack of Accountability in Brazil and its Consequences for Contemporary Protection of Human Rights
Events & Presentations
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- From Paris to Sacaca: A Human Rights Genealogy
April 23, 2014 Special Seminar
- LGBT Rights and Public Health: Tensions and Potential in Collaboration
March 12, 2014 Seminar Series
- The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights
March 5, 2014 Seminar Series
Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H.
- Human Rights and Health to Advance Development: Case of Rwanda
February 26, 2014 Seminar Series
Hon. Agnes Binagwaho
- Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation
February 19, 2014 Seminar Series