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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.


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).
Agnes Callamard, VN-rapporteur
22 August 2018
This lecture will explore the implications for accountability and protection of the emerging international counter-terrorism legal regime.
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18 July 2018
Abstracts from both practitioners and academics working in the field of international criminal law and other relevant disciplines are welcome.
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16 July 2018
Daan van Uhm en Lorena Sosa, researchers in criminology and human rights have been awarded a Veni grant by NWO.
Raad van Europa
2 July 2018
The appointment is for a term of three years, starting 1 July 2018. The work closely relates to his current research on civil society under pressure.


20 September 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Laura Henderson reveals how human rights have contributed to the transformation of citizenship, using a recent example from refugees in Utrecht.
28 September 2018 16:15 - 17:15
PhD defense of Diana Contreras Garduño LLM (law departement).