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The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) is the key centre of expertise of human rights research and education at Utrecht University. SIM offers internationally oriented study programmes, conducts interdisciplinary research and organises a range of activities in the field of human rights. Read more about us

Human rights research is an integral part of all Utrecht University School of Law's research programmes as well as of a number of multidisciplinary networks within the university at large.


Nieuwsbrief, newsletter
18 February 2019
News from researchers connected to the SIM and announcements of new SIM events, Winter 2019 edition of the SIM newsletter.
12 February 2019
Dr. Tibbitts’ teaching strengthens university practices in non-discrimination, historical accountability, inclusion and diversity, including a gender dimension.
boek eduardo arenas catalan
5 February 2019
Jury praises Dr. Eduardo Arenas Catalán's work as "important" and with an "innovative approach".
8 January 2019
This special issue focuses on the impacts of gender registration and the possibilities for abandoning such practices. Deadline for submission: 4 February 2019.
European Equality Law Network
7 January 2019
In December 2018, Utrecht University was awarded a new four-year tender by the European Commission for the coordination of the European Equality Law Network.


28 February 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Guest speaker is Juan Pablo Perez León Acevedo, Postdoc Fellow at PluriCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. Diana Odier Contreras-Garduno will follow up.
5 March 2019 20:00 - 21:30
How do we distribute water in a fair and sustainable way? Does nature also have the right to water? With human rights scholar Dr Daphina Misiedjan.
5 April 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Vier sprekers uit wetenschap en praktijk belichten ethiek, technologie, de rol van het recht en gelijkebehandelingswetgeving. secretariaatiersbr@uu.nl