Municipality of Utrecht


The city of Utrecht is very active in promoting fundamental rights. As part of its annual programme of activities, the city of Utrecht celebrated fundamental rights through the Week of Human Rights (Week van de Mensenrechten) from the 8 - 12 October 2012. The focus of the week was on how international human rights treaties affect the everyday lives of local residents. The city of Utrecht brings together a broad range of civil society organisations, individuals and other stakeholders to host over 40 events during the week, including street theatre, debates, film and music. This year, refugees participated as “living books”, making themselves available to talk with people about their experiences of coming to Utrecht and living in the city.


Principal contact




La’shan Lewis


International Affairs, City of Utrecht