Theo van Boven Fund

The Maastricht University Centre for Human Rights facilitates and supports research in the field of human rights. With the establishment of the Theo van Boven Fund, the centre aims to support outstanding (young) researchers conducting cutting edge and interdisciplinary research leading to a better society. The fund was established by the Faculty of Law in November 2012 in close cooperation with the University Fund Limburg/SWOL. With this fund, the faculty aims to support legal research and scientific education at Maastricht University in general with a special focus on:

  • Stimulating and supporting projects in the field of human rights, among which fighting discrimination and social exclusion and the victim's right to rehabilitation and compensation
  • Stimulating and supporting scientifica education, research and knowlegde dissemination in the field of law by staff and students of the Maastricht University Faculty of Law

The fund is named after Prof. mr. Theo van Boven, human rights advocate for years. Van Boven is emeritus professor international law at Maastricht University, former director Human Rights of the United Nations and special UN-rapporteur torture and co-founder of the Centre for Human Rights van Maastricht University.


Donating to the fund
Do you wish to give to this special fund? On the Universiteitsfonds/SWOL website you can read how to do so. The fund's advice committee decides on the spendings of the Theo van Boven Fonds.