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:
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.
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.
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence in Venice formed by 41 universities from all European Union Member States. It coordinates the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in which SIM also participates.
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
Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights
Utrecht University's research focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights analyses the convergence and tensions between the cultural and legal foundations of European citizenship. The aim is to offer insight into a society's level of social cohesion and ability to adapt.
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?
The Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe) is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. UGlobe brings together people from different backgrounds and disciplines to explore and study global challenges and to contribute to innovative solutions.