Vulnerable Populations

HRC's first annual PRIDE alumni spotlight!

June 30, 2022
Spotlighting HRC alumni, Pride 2022 To celebrate Pride this year, we reached out to our impressive network of HRC student...

HRC and Journalism Students Collaborate on Reveal Investigation

February 23, 2022

Grace Oldham of Reveal News, Berkeley Law student Emma MacPhee, journalism student Eliza Partika, and Gisela Perez de Acha of the Human Rights Center and Investigative Reporting Program celebrate the release of “A Strike at the Heart of Roe.”

Forgotten Voices: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Peace and Justice in Northern Uganda

Phuong Pham
Patrick Vinck
Marieke Wierda
Eric Stover
Adrian di Giovanni

The report was based on interviews with 2,585 residents of northern Uganda in late April 2005. Among its conclusions, the report documents extremely high levels of exposure to violence, the desire for accountability on all sides, support for some form of amnesty, and generally poor understanding of traditional and formal justice mechanisms (including the ICC). Authors Phuong Pham, Patrick Vinck, Marieke Wierda, Eric Stover, and Adrian di Giovanni contributed to this report, co-published by HRC and the International Center for Transitional Justice.

War-Affected Children and Youth in Northern Uganda: Toward a Brighter Future

Eric Stover
Erin Baines
Marieke Wierda

Faculty Director Eric Stover joined Erin Baines and Marieke Wierda to author this assessment report commissioned by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Government of Canada. The research team recommended improving the capacity of nongovernmental organizations in the region and inter-organizational cooperation; prioritizing services for vulnerable children and youth; integrating traditional and formal justice mechanisms and educating the population about their use; and basing organizational decisions on evidence-based data.

Abducted: The Lord’s Resistance Army and Forced Conscription in Northern Uganda

Phuong Pham
Patrick Vinck
Eric Stover

This report is based on data collected from eight reception centers for returning child soldiers and youth affected by the ongoing war in northern Uganda. Key findings include the fact that the number of LRA abductions is higher than previous estimates, as many as 38,000 children and 37,000 adults; women and girls represent 24 percent of former abductees; and they tend to stay longer in captivity than boys or men. Phuong Pham, Patrick Vinck, and Eric Stover contributed to the report.

Cambodia’s Search for Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Christine Malumphy
B.J. Pierce

In Spring 2009, Christine Malumphy and B.J. Pierce, interns at the International Human Rights Law Clinic prepared the this paper, which reviews the development of the ECCC and identifies some barriers to the its mission.