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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.


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6 March 2018
The March issue (volume 36, issue 1) contains articles on human rights and disability and on whistleblowers as part of democracy.
Agnites Vrolikprijs
23 February 2018
Mr. Dr Daphina Misiedjan, legal researcher for sustainable water management, has won the Agnites Vrolik Award on Thursday 22 February.
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15 February 2018
A selection of the most important news items from our researchers, plus an overview of upcoming events.
31 January 2018
Lorena Sosa’s project aims to address violence against individuals who challenge traditional gender norms and expectations.
Janneke Gerards en Antoine Buyse in de MOOC Mensenrechten
30 January 2018
In six weeks, you're introduced to the European Convention on Human Rights and how it is used to protect voting rights, demonstration rights and migrants.


23 March 2018 15:00 - 17:00
During the annual Article 1 lecture at Utrecht University, four speakers will examine different aspects of historical inequality.
2 May 2018 12:00 - 17:30
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and explore in what direction future leadership needs to go.