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.


Dr. Laura Henderson
24 October 2019
Dr. Laura Henderson wins EJLS (Young Scolars) General Article Prize.
17 October 2019
At the end of November, Routledge publishes "Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights" by Prof. Rosemarie Buikema, Prof. Antoine Buyse and Prof. Antonius Robben.
Nieuwsbrief, newsletter
8 October 2019
The fall 2019 edition of the SIM newsletter contains news from researchers associated with SIM and announcements of new SIM events.
Cover NQHR
3 October 2019
The September 2019 issue (Volume 37, Issue 3) of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights is now online.
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'.


2 December 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Laura Inigo Alvarez will defend her PhD thesis "Towards a Regime of Responsibility of Armed Groups in International Law".
13 December 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Lucas Roorda will defend his thesis on foreign direct liability claims against transnational corporations in EU Member States.