Justice and Peace organises exhibitions to link the public in the Netherlands to the people that we work with. We wish to raise awareness on the issues that human rights defenders are facing around the world and to increase their support base.

Exhibition: 'My Human Rights Hero'

70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This exhibition will be on display from 20 November 2018 to 2 February 2019 in The Nutshuis in The Hague. The official opening will take place on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

Through the stories of seven inspiring individuals, each with a special connection to The Hague, this interactive exhibition will inspire you to take action and defend human rights in your community, while bringing the UDHR to life through the artwork and photographs by graphic designer Julia Brants and photographer Gregor Servais.

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Shelter City, Portraits of Human Rights Defenders

From November 2017, the photo exhibition Shelter City, Portraits of Human Rights Defenders, travels through different Shelter City cities. The exhibition consists of a growing number of portraits made by photographer Daniella van Bergen from Shelter City participants; human rights defenders who fight at different places around the world for women’s, children’s and LGBT rights, against corruption and climate change, for democracy and freedom of expression. Until now, the portraits were presented at Center Céramique and the Faculty of Laws in Maastricht, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague and the Harmonie building in Groningen. In the autumn of 2018 the exhibition travels to Deventer.

Check the events page to see where the exhibition can be seen.

Shrinking Space

In December 2017, we worked together with SMX Collective from Mexico and Russian artist Nadezhda Titova for the exhibition “Shrinking Space: Footprints of memory and inoffensive art”.

Human rights defender Lucía, from Mexico, about ‘Footprints of memory’:


In 2016 and 2017, the exhibition #WeAreAllHumanRightsDefenders, featuring the photos of human rights defenders by Daniella van Bergen, attracted more than a thousand visitors. It was presented at the Nutshuis in the Hague and in Maastricht, first at Centre Céramique and then at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. It will be shown in Groningen in June 2018.