[New video] Rule of law cluster in The Hague

Published 5 February 2024

James P. Sexton during filming at the Asser Institute.

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.

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