Networks SIM

The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) is an active participant in a number of leading national and international networks in the field of human rights:

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Association of Human Rights Institutes

The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) consists of a large number of European and global research institutes carrying out research and education in the field of human rights. The objective of AHRI is to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights. SIM is one of AHRI’s founding members. 

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Breed Mensenrechten Overleg

Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (Human Rights Platform, BMO) is a network of Dutch human rights and development aid organisations, established in 1979. Within the BMO these organizations work together to increase attention for human rights in Netherlands foreign policy. SIM has an observer status within the BMO.

Global Campus

The Global Campus of Human Rights is an EU-funded global network of universities based on cooperation between the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) - the network’s focal point and umbrella organisation - and seven regional Programmes which are based in Venice for Europe, in Sarajevo/Bologna for South East Europe, in Yerevan for the Caucasus, in Pretoria for Africa, in Bangkok for Asia-Pacific, in Buenos Aires for Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Beirut for the Arab world.

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European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination

The European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination provides independent information and advice to the European Commission on equality and non-discrimination law in the EU Member States and accession countries. The primary task of the network is to gather reliable expert information on legislation, case law and national developments to enable the Commission to fulfil their role as guardian of the treaties.
The network is jointly managed by Utrecht University,  the Human European Consultancy, and the Migration Policy Group.

Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research

The Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research aims to unite researchers in the field of human rights and provides a joint training programme for Ph.D. researchers  and annual human rights conference.
The Network is an inter-university alliance of universities and research institutes – a joint effort of Utrecht School of Law, and the Faculties of Law of Maastricht University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, Leiden University, Groningen University and the University of Amsterdam. The T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague hosts the secretariat and management of the Network.

Networks within Utrecht University

Institutions for Open Societies 

Institutions for Open Societies is one of the strategic research themes of Utrecht University. The central question of this theme is: how do institutions – the formal and informal rules of human action – contribute to long-term prosperity, equality and democracy?

Centre for Global Challenges

The Centre for Global Challenges is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. This centre brings together people from different backgrounds and disciplines to explore and study global challenges and to contribute to innovative solutions.