Did you graduate in 2020/21? Compete for the Thoolen NJCM-Thesis Award!

The Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM) will select this year, for the ninth time, the best Master thesis in the field of human rights.

Any law student with a university or higher professional educational background is welcome to participate, provided that you have (partially) studied in The Netherlands. The thesis must have been written in either the academic year of 2019-2020 or the academic year of 2020-2021.

The best thesis will be published as a book by the Stichting NJCM-Boekerij!


Before submitting your thesis, check whether you meet the requirements as stated in the Regulation for the Thoolen thesis award. For any additional questions you can contact the NJCM-secretary at: NJCM@law.leidenuniv.nl / 071-527 7748.

Visit the Thoolen NJCM-Thesis Award webpage for more information about previous award winners, the jury members and the Regulation.


The deadline for submitting a thesis is the 1st of November 2021.

(Voor de Nederlandse versie klik hier)