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From a Culture of Impunity to a Culture of Accountability

General information

Number of participants: The conference is open to 125 participants
Date: Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 November 2001
Place: Ballroom 'Paushuize', Kromme Nieuwegracht 49, 3512 HE Utrecht. (This location is in the centre of Utrecht)
Language: The language of the conference will be English
Registration: All participants must register in advance. Applications must be received before 1 October. The registration fee is: Hfl 200,- (90 EUR). A reduced rate of Hfl 100,- (45 EUR) is applicable to students. The registration fee includes: admittance to the conference, a conference file, three lunches, refreshments and one conference dinner. The fee must be paid in advance.
Hotel accommodation: The conference secretariat can arrange hotel accommodation for participants provided the registration form has been received before 10 September. We advise you to register a soon as possible. All reserved hotel rooms have 3-star quality, are located in the centre of Utrecht and walking distance from 'Paushuize'. Prices vary from 86 - 107 EUR, breakfast included. Please note that a limited number of rooms is available and that reservations will be treated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Hotel costs have to be paid in advance.
Payment: After receiving the confirmation participants are obliged to pay the conference fee (and hotel costs) within two weeks. The amount due must be transferred to the bank account details below.
Social program: Receptions will be presented by Utrecht University, the Province of Utrecht and the City Council of Utrecht. On 27 November there will be a conference dinner in the Church of St. John, Janskerkhof, Utrecht.
Fellowships: To encourage participation from young professionals from developing countries, 30 scholarships will be made available. Scholarships will include the conference fee and all travel (economy class) and accommodation costs. Applicants should have obtained a degree in law, history or social sciences and be able to demonstrate academic or practical experience in the field of human rights. Participants who apply for a scholarship should indicate this in their application and enclose a 500 word statement that demonstrates why their participation in the conference would make a positive impact upon their career. They should also include a curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation. Applications for fellowship will only be taken into consideration when received before 10 September.
Organisation: The conference is organised by United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University
Contact: Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM)
3512 BK Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)30 - 2538033
Fax: +31 (0)30 - 2537168
SIM website:
Conference website:
* Regrettably, should you have to withdraw your application after confirmation by the organisation, refunding of payments is not possible.