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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.


Interesse-ontwikkeling van studenten
28 November 2018
The Master’s degree offers an action- and policy-oriented approach, combining legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives.
Clément Nyaletsossi Voule
27 November 2018
Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, flanked by Saskia Brchemmacher of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and by Dominic Perrera of CIVICUS.
15 November 2018
Prof. Antoine Buyse introduced the life and work of the two recipients of this years Nobel Peace prize
15 November 2018
Montaigne researcher prof. Antoine Buyse participated in a roundtable on Dutch foreign human rights policy at Clingendael.
8 November 2018
She got the prize for her thesis on “Human Rights and Climate Change.


5 - 14
Nov Dec
5 November 2018 09:00 - 14 December 2018 17:00
Enroll in the sixth edition. This free online course is for everyone who is interested in the protection of human rights and the idea of open societies.