[New video] Rule of law cluster in The HaguePublished 5 February 2024
In a new video by the Municipality The Hague, researcher James P. Sexton highlights how the legal research conducted at the Asser Institute interacts with other organisations in The Hague working in the field of international law. James Sexton: “Drawing inspiration from the dynamic international justice and rule of law ecosystem in The Hague, we strive toward a better future through our fundamental and policy-relevant research. A future where human rights and the environment are protected and where there is accountability for international crimes.”
The Hague community of legal practitioners, researchers and thought leaders has grown since those early days of international law. Today, the city is home to a vivid ecosystem of twenty thousand professionals working on issues of peace and justice at some five hundred international organisations, NGOs, knowledge institutes, and diplomatic missions.
“Through our independent and critical knowledge and research capabilities, we can assist policy makers and other legal practitioners that are struggling with complex issues. But our interaction with the world of practice offers us, as researchers, a reality check, new research ideas, and an insight on how social impact can be achieved as well,” explains Christophe Paulussen, acting academic director at the Asser Institute.
Watch the full video on the rule of law sector.
[Annual Lecture] Rethinking ‘community’ in international law
Fleur Johns, a recognised expert on international law and on the role of automation and digital technology in global legal relations, will deliver the 9th Annual T.M.C. Asser Lecture on Thursday 25 April 2024 in the Peace Palace in The Hague. She will explore the concept of ‘community’ in today's international law, especially in the context of humanitarianism. As technology has radically changed the ways in which we connect, communicate, share values with each other, exercise power, and engage in conflict, the concept of ‘community’ in international law is once more in contention. Seats are limited, so register now!
[Interview] Shelter city research fellow Omar Piñango: “We are on a path to justice”
Omar Piñango, a Venezuelan lawyer and human rights defender, conducted research on the International Criminal Court's Venezuela I as a Shelter City Research Fellow at the Asser Institute. Read more.
[Digital art exhibition] Exposure, solidarity, resistance: photographing the daily life of human rights
This thought-provoking series of images by artists from the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) reflects on human rights and highlights the strength, vulnerability and diversity of The Hague’s inhabitants. Read more.