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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.


Logo NWO van Veni, Vidi, Vici
17 July 2019
Dr. Katharine Fortin (SIM) has received a VENI grant from NWO for her research project entitled 'Dangerous Liaisons'.
CfGC UGlobe Consultancy juli 2019
15 July 2019
The Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges held an expert meeting about current pressures and challenges to the right to protest in the Netherlands.
Hong Kong 1 July Protests
24 June 2019
On 18 June The Guardian published an article by Antoine Buyse on the protests in Sudan and Hong Kong.
Nieuwsbrief, newsletter
20 June 2019
News from researchers connected to the SIM and announcements of new SIM events, the summer 2019 edition of the SIM newsletter.
Dunja Mijatovic
28 May 2019
At Utrecht University she will deliver the lecture, entitled: From Hostility to Reconnection: How to Make Human Rights Relevant for All.