Researchers SIM

The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) is the home base of a vibrant, interdisciplinary and international group of researchers, lecturers, and PhD students. SIM staff participates in key research programmes of the School of Law and of Utrecht University. Transitional justice, regional human rights mechanisms, human rights protection during and after conflict, and the interplay between human rights and international and EU law are some of our fields of expertise. SIM Fellows are researchers within the School of Law with whom SIM closely cooperates.

Director SIM

  • European Convention on Human Rights, Human Rights, Law in Post-Conflict Situations, Transitional Justice, Freedom of Speech

Senior Researchers

  • Public International Law, Human Rights, Gender Equality
  • International Human Rights Law, Gender and Law, Gender Diversity, Intersectional Discrimination, International Family Law, Empirical Legal Studies, Migration
  • Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law, Interdisciplinary Education
  • European Convention on Human Rights, International Criminal Law, Human Rights, Transitional Justice, Diversity, Climate Change
  • Disability and Law, Human Rights Vulnerable Groups , Legal Pluralism
  • European Convention on Human Rights, International Security Law, International Human Rights Law, Interfaces between National and Internatinal Law, Public International Law
  • Human Rights, Transitional Justice, Victim Rights, International Criminal Law, International Criminal Procedure
  • Comparative Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, Gender-Based Violence, Gender Diversity, Empirical Legal Studies, Victim Rights
  • Racism, Discrimination, Intersectional Discrimination, Comparative Human Rights, Hate Crimes, Hate Speech, Health, United Nations, Institutions, European and International Law
  • Critical Pedagogy and Methods of Learning, Educational Research, Human Rights in Higher Education and Preparation of Professionals, Human Rights-Based Approach to Education, Transitional Justice
  • European Convention on Human Rights, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Discrimination
  • International Criminal Law, International Security Law, Gender and Conflict, Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law

SIM Fellows

  • European Law, Immigration and Migrant Integration, Public International Law, Human Rights, Refugees, Urban Governance, Mobility and Migration
  • Human Rights, Terrorism and Political Violence, European and International Law, International Human Rights Law
  • European Law, Gender Equality, Social Law, Labour Market Flexibility and Self-Employment, Work and Health
  • Inter-American System, Human Rights, Victim Rights, Comparative Human Rights, International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice
  • International Humanitarian Law, Remote Warfare, Human Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Public International Law, Academic and Legal Skills
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Judicial Review, Law and technology, Discrimination, Inequality
  • Interfaces between National and Internatinal Law, International Security Law, International Human Rights Law, International Institutional Law, Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law, Public International Law
  • International Law, Liability Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law
  • Immigration and Migrant Integration, Migration, Refugees, Human Rights, Urban Geography, Local Politics, Political Philosophy
  • Asylum, European Law, European Union, International Human Rights Law, International Organisations, Mobility and Migration, Public International Law, Refugees, Migration, Migration in/to Europe, Human Rights, Human Rights Vulnerable Groups , European Protection of Fundamental Rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Enforcement of European Law
  • Human Rights, Law and Cultural Diversity, Migration, Local Politics
  • International Law, Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, Access to Justice
  • International Law
  • Citizenship, Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights, Human Rights, Migration, European and International Law
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, European Union Internal Market Law, Competition Law, European Substantive Law, Sustainability