Toogdag 2018

On Friday 22 June, Tilburg Law School will host the annual research day of the NNHRR.

The 2018 Toogdag is entitled: "The Future of Human Rights - Human Rights of the Future". During this conference we will take stock and confront some emerging and persistent challenges to human dignity and discuss the role of human rights and human rights law. To what extent is human rights law, 70 years after the adoption of the UDHR, fit for purpose in light of challenges posed by technological developments, corporate conduct, migration flows etc.? 

We are delighted that professor Morten Kjaerum, director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, has agreed to deliver the key note address.

The key note will be followed by three parallel panels:

  • Panel A: Business and human rights: Quo Vadis?
  • Panel B: People out of place: what to expect from human rights law?
  • Panel C: Human rights in the digital age: new frontiers.

The Toogdag will be concluded with a panel-debate on the future of human rights.

Please see the full program enclosed.

More information on the panels and a call for contributions

We warmly invite you to register and take part in the 2018 NNHRR Toogdag. There are several ways in which you can actively participate. Enclosed you will find more information on the panels and a call for contributions. We welcome presentations on the three topics of the panels. We especially welcome presentations by junior researchers. Abstracts can be submitted until 18 May (please see the enclosed program for more information).


Moreover, researchers of the NNHRR are welcome to present their research by means of a scientific poster. The posters will be on display during the lunch and offer the opportunity to engage with colleagues on your research. Please indicate your interest for a poster-presentation by sending an email, before 18 May to:


Please register for the Toogdag by sending an email, indicating your preference for panel A,B or C, to:


Download more information

NNHRR Toogdag 2018 Program def.pdf (2)