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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.


Antoine Buyse
18 July 2017
How governments restrict the work of Human Rights Organizations such as Amnesty International.
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12 July 2017
The NQHR Board would like to invite paper submissions on the topic of Human Rights at the Local Level.
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5 July 2017
The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights is now opening applications for its new managing editor.


8 September 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights will open the academic year on 8 September with an international conference with renowned keynote speakers.
29 September 2017 15:30 - 17:15
The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights invites you to this year's lecture, delivered by Eduard Nazarski (director of Amnesty International Netherlands).