“Without the Rule of Law, nothing else is possible. No political stability, no economic investment.”

Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice

The Hague Approach began as a set of six unique principles aimed at guiding the international community to perform more effectively in sustainable peacebuilding. Those principles focus on the importance of:

In particular, The Hague Approach emphasizes local participation, engaging relevant actors in networks rather than in hierarchies, leveraging new technologies for peacebuilding, and promoting monitoring and evaluation and continual learning.

Using The Hague Approach to inform its future work in peacebuilding, the Institute has continued to carry out interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, and use its convening power to facilitate dialogue between various actors (e.g. public-private, civil-military, and local-global) conduct professional training and capacity building.

Our Team

Advisory Council

Serving as a strategic sounding board for the president of the Institute, the Advisory Council consists of authorities and professionals from the world of international relations, law and diplomacy.

Supervisory Board

Major management decisions and Institute strategy are discussed with, and approved by, the Supervisory Board. Acting in the interests of The Hague Institute and its constituents, the Supervisory Board is also responsible for monitoring the executive team, as well as for helping formulate the the direction and strategy of The Hague Institute.

Leadership and Staff

Since 2011, The Hague Institute for Global Justice has expanded from six to more than 40 people representing 22 different nationalities. This diverse group of experts and staff contribute to a wide-spectrum of topics focused on issues of global justice and international affairs.