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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.


15 May 2019
Funded by a VENI grant, she will continue her research on the formal and practical potential of the gender-based violence norms.
Cover NQHR
28 February 2019
The NQHR, a double blind, peer-reviewed journal on human rights, invites article submissions for its publications in 2019 and 2020.
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.
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5 February 2019
Jury praises Dr. Eduardo Arenas Catalán's work as "important" and with an "innovative approach".