In 2013, the Institute published The Hague Approach, a handbook outlining six unique principles aimed at guiding the international community to perform more effectively in sustainable peacebuilding. The six principles ‒ 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
The six principles ‒ 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 ‒ emphasize how best to engage relevant and local actors in networks; leverage new technologies for peacebuilding; and promote a process of continual learning through monitoring and evaluation.
“The Hague Approach is a set of principles for achieving sustainable peace in post-conflict situations. While each post-conflict situation is unique and requires a tailored response, we have identified general principles that can improve the effectiveness of current peacebuilding efforts.”
Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice
The Hague Approach Embodies The Hague Institute
Using The Hague Approach to inform its work in peacebuilding, The Hague Institute for Global Justice has continued to conduct interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, develop practitioner tools, and convene experts and policymakers to facilitate knowledge sharing. We view contemporary global challenges through three analytical perspectives – conflict prevention, rule of law and global governance. Through this work the Institute aims to further strengthen the global framework for preventing and resolving conflict and promote international peace.