Hague Academic Coalition (HAC)

The Hague Academic Coalition (HAC) is a consortium of academic institutions located in The Hague in the fields of international relations, international law and international development.

The member institutions of the Hague Academic Coalition are:

  • International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Campus The Hague, Leiden University
  • Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael'
  • Carnegie Foundation
  • Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law
  • Hague Academy of International Law
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences

About the Hague Academic Coalition

The Coalition was established in 2004 to promote collaborative efforts between these six institutions. Specifically, the HAC intends to promote research, education and public debate in support of the enhancement of international law, governance and international policies and negotiations towards justice, peace and sustainable development.

As part of this broad objective, the HAC particularly seeks to support the work of the various international courts, tribunals and national and international organisations based in The Hague, including the ICC, ICJ, ICTY and the OPCW. In addition the HAC cooperates closely with the Municipality of The Hague, the Province of South Holland, the Dutch Raad voor de Rechtspraak, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


For further information about the Hague Academic Coalition and its activities, please contact the Secretariat of the Coalition at secretariat@haguecoalition.org