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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 October 2018
The Association of Human Rights Institutes, of which SIM is a founding member, adopted the Edinburgh Declaration at its annual conference last month.
Nieuwsbrief, newsletter
11 October 2018
News from researchers connected to the SIM and announcements of new SIM events, Fall 2018 edition of the SIM newsletter.
Montaigne workshop Straatsburg
2 October 2018
Janneke Gerards and Antoine Buyse have co organised a workshop at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
30 August 2018
As an assistant editor you will be helping the managing editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR).
Vrouw tegen neon achtergrond
28 August 2018
How neutral is a decision that is informed by an algorithm? Janneke Gerards and Max Vetzo explain the bottlenecks.


2 November 2018 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defense Stacey Links (law departement)