Understanding Society

Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.

Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award

In 1995 Tilburg University decided to introduce a Human Rights Award for academic publications in the area of human rights, with a view to draw more attention to this field of study in academic education and research.

Max van der Stoel

In 2002 the award was renamed the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award in honor of the Dutch Minister of State and former UN High Commissioner for Minorities and former UN Rapporteur on human rights in Iraq, Mr. Max van der Stoel.


Nominations for this award can be submitted by all schools linked to universities in The Netherlands and the Flemish Community, as well as the T.M.C. Asser Institute (as a member of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research).

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To be announced.