Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy at its headquarters in The Hague and through its missions abroad. The Hague Institute and the Ministry collaborate on a variety of projects and initiatives.

“In the five years since its establishment, The Hague Institute for Global Justice has become an important resource for policymakers in the Netherlands and beyond. I was delighted to participate in the consultation organized jointly by the Institute and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Strategic Review of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union in December 2015. The Institute has demonstrated a keen sensitivity to the needs of policymakers and has much to offer in support of national, regional and international policy processes.”

Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands


Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) showcases eminent practitioners in international affairs and is the centerpiece of the Institute’s high-level engagement with practitioners and academics in the city…

Premier Perspectives on Global Justice

A unique edition of its Distinguished Speaker Series, four former Dutch Prime Ministers, serving from 1978 to 2010 gave their perspective on issues related…


Fact-Finding in Lebanon

This three-year project, Fact-finding in Lebanon: The Netherlands Support to Forensic Capability and Uptake in Lebanon, aims to create an integrated approach to forensics in…

Water Conflicts in Yemen

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab region and is faced with political instability. An acute water crisis looms over the…