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.

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.

“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


About the Institute: The Hague Institute for Global Justice is an independent, nonpartisan organization established to conduct interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, develop practitioner tools, and convene experts, practitioners and policymakers to facilitate knowledge sharing. Through this work the Institute aims to contribute to, and further strengthen, the global framework for preventing and resolving conflict and promoting international peace.

Our Team

Leadership and Staff

The Hague Institute employs talented experts from diverse geographical and disciplinary backgrounds, who are committed to developing innovative approaches to contemporary peace and justice challenges.

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.