The Hague Approach began as a set of six unique principles aimed at guiding the international community to perform more effectively in sustainable peacebuilding. The six principles focus on 1) Conflict Prevention; 2) Fostering a Rule of Law Culture; 3) A Network Response; 4) The Role of the Private Sector; 5) Strategic Communication; and 6) Responsibility to Learn. Using The
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.