About us

The MATRA-project is a collaboration between the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Global Rights Compliance (GRC). Both organisations are based in The Hague, the Netherlands. In addition, GRC has a local office in Kyiv. 

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is an inter-university research institute focusing on public international law, private international law, and European law. The institute’s mission is to further the development of international and European law in such a way that it serves the cultivation of trust and respect in the global, regional, national and local societies in which it operates. The Asser Institute is a much-valued partner for international collaborations with foreign universities and with international networks of scholars, legal practitioners and professional societies.

Global Rights Compliance LLP is an international legal partnership committed to enhancing compliance with international law, particularly international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights. GRC specialises in on-the-ground IHL and human rights issues in conflict-affected and high-risk areas around the world, working to identify, prevent and mitigate adverse IHL and human rights impacts. GRC has been active in Ukraine since early 2015, working on the issues of incorporation and implementation of international criminal law standards. GRC provides services to high-ranking officials in a range of Ukrainian government ministries and also supports civil society organizations in seeking remedies for violations of international law.