- Annual Toogdag (Research Day) - 22-24 June 2021
The University of Amsterdam and the Vrije University Amsterdam will jointly host the Annual Toogdag in 2021. The theme will be 'human rights and vulnerability' and the event will address the topic through PhD workshops, panels and NNHRR Working Group sessions. For more information, see here.
- Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the Netherlands: Protection, Integration, and Transition to Adulthood Webinar - 24 June 2021
Convened by the NNHRR Migration and Borders Working Group, this event will focus on migration and vulnerability, and in particular on the challenges that unaccompanied migrant children residing in the Netherlands face when they reach the age of legal adulthood. For the full program, see here.
- The Right to Contribute to Environmental Information Workshop - 8 July 2021
Tilburg University, supported by the NNHRR, is hosting multimedia, immersive and interactive workshop on environmental information. For the full program, see here.
- Artificial Intelligence: The New Frontier of Business and Human Rights Workshop - 7 September 2021
The NNHRR Business and Human Rights Working Group and the Asser Institute invite abstract submissions for a workshop focusing on the human rights responsibilities of private businesses that produce, sell and use AI technologies, as well as the responsibility of States in regulating private actors in order to safeguard human rights. For more information, see here.
- Post-Schrems II Workshop - 11 October 2021
Assisted by the NNHRR, Tilburg University will host this event in October 2021. More details to follow.
- PhD Follow-up Training - 21-22 October 2021
The 2021 Follow-up PhD Training will be hosted by Radboud University Nijmegen. For more information, see here.
- Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: Friend or Foe? Workshop - 28 October 2021
The Erasmus School of Law, together with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Digital Governance and supported by the NNHRR, is holding a one-day workshop is to create an all-encompassing discussion on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Rights. For more information and the call for papers, see here.
- Mitigating Zoonotic Risks through International Environmental Law and Human Rights Workshop - Fall 2021
Organised by Leiden University and supported by the NNHRR, this event will take place in Fall 2021. More details to follow.
- Getting down to Business: Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence Law and Practice Workshop - (TBC) 2021
Co-organised by Wageningen University and Utrecht University, this workshop is supported by the NNHRR and will be held in 2021. More details to follow.
- PhD Training – 5 November 2021 and May 2022
The PhD Training will be organised by Maastricht University in two parts: on the 5th of November 2021 (online) and in May 2022 (in person). For more information, see here.
Past Events 2021
- The European Convention on Human Rights: Beyond a Treaty Conference - 27 May 2021
This conference is organised on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) in a joint collaboration with the NNHRR, the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice, and Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law. For more information, see here.
- Climate Justice and the Business of Energy Transition Workshop - 20 May 2021
Tilburg University, in conjunction with the NNHRR, is organising an open forum for presentations on justice and human rights concerns in the context of the energy transition. For the program, see here.
- Children and Young Adults in Contact with the Law: Systemic Vulnerabilities and Institutional Responses Webinar - 16 April 2021
This webinar is jointly organised by Leiden University, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Maastricht University in conjunction with the NNHRR. For the full report of the event, see here.
- Doctoral Research Forum - 22-23 February 2021
The Forum brought together PhD candidates who engaged in human rights research, and enabled them to present their work in a collaborative setting with peer to peer exchange as well as interaction and mentorship between junior and senior members. For the program, see here.
Past Events 2020
- EU New Pact on Migration and Asylum Workshop - 23 November 2020
On the occasion of the EU New Pact on Migration and Asylum, the working group Migration & Borders organized an online workshop with migration scholars from Tilburg University. For more information, click here.
- PhD Training – 16-17 November 2020
The PhD Training for 1st and 2nd year PhD-students took place on the 16th and 17th of November and was hosted by Utrecht University. For the program, see here.
- The Legacy and Future of the Mothers of Srebrenica Case Workshop - 12 November 2020
Utrecht University and NNHRR hosted a workshop on The Legacy and Future of the Mothers of Srebrenica Case. For more information, see here.
- Climate Change as a Business and Human Rights Issue Workshop - 15 October 2020
The Business and Human Rights Working Group held an online panel discussion on the intersection between climate change and business and human rights. The event aimed to bring in the voices of scholars and practitioners who are tackling corporate and state accountability for climate change from different perspectives. For more information, click here.
- PhD Follow-up Training - 25 September & 2 October 2020
The PhD Follow-up Training for 3rd and 4th year PhD-students was organised by Tilburg University and was originally planned for May 2020. This training was rescheduled for 25 September & 2 October 2020. For the program, see here.
- Annual Toogdag (Research Day) - 29 June - 1 July 2020
The University of Amsterdam hosted the Annual Toogdag. The topic of this year’s Toogdag was ‘vulnerability’. Please see our 'Annual Toogdag' page for details on the programme.
Past Events 2019
- Max van der Stoel Award Ceremony - Friday 13 December
On the occasion of UN Human Rights Day, the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award was presented at Tilburg University. Julie Fraser of Utrecht University received the award for best dissertation in the field of human rights research and Peggy ter Vrugt of Maastricht University won the prize for best Master thesis in that area. For more information, please click here.
- Lecture Tineke Strik - 18 October
On 18 October 2019 Tineke Strik, Associate Professor in Migration Law at Radboud University Nijmegen and Member of the European Parliament (GreenLeft) gave a lecture, “The external dimension of EU asylum and migration policy: bridging science, politics and practice.”. The lecture took place at the T.M.C. Asser Institute and was followed by a reception. It was preceded by a PhD Meet & Greet with Tineke Strik, where the junior members of the NNHRR had the unique opportunity to ask direct questions and discuss with her about her experience in a more informal setting.
- NLNBHR Workshop “The Gender Dimension of Business and Human Rights” - 9 October
The Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research’s working group on business and human rights (@NLNBHR) recently held a workshop on the Gender Dimension of Business and Human Rights, under the auspices of the Asser Institute in The Hague. While it has long been recognised that corporate-related human rights harms affect men and women differently, there has been little attention paid to the gender dimensions within business and human rights scholarship and practice. This workshop sought to bring scholars together to provide an overview of the ‘state of the art’ within business and human rights in relation to gender issues and to facilitate a constructive dialogue around potential spaces for collaboration and paths forward. For more information, click here
- Toogdag 2019 - 20 and 21 June
The Toogdag 2019 took place on 20 and 21 June 2019 and was hosted by the Maastricht University. For the report, please click through to the Toogdag 2019 page.
- PhD Training 2019 - 13 and 14 May
In 2019, the PhD Training took place on 13 and 14 May. The PhD Training was aimed at 1st and 2nd year PhD Students. The Erasmus University Rotterdam has hosted the training.For the program, see here.
- FIFA and Human Rights Conference - 8 May
NNHRR members Antoine Duval (Senior researcher at the Asser Institue and member of the Business and Human Rights Working Group) and Daniela Heerdt (chair of the Business and Human Rights Working Group) have organised a conference on FIFA and human rights, discussing the impacts, policies, and responsibilities FIFA has with regard to human rights. The Conference took place on May 8th at the Asser Institute in The Hague.
- Follow-Up PhD Training - 29 March
NNHRR Follow-Up PhD Training, aimed at 2nd and 3rd year PhD students who are a member of the NNHRR. The PhD Training took place at the University of Groningen on 29 March 2019. For the program, see here.