The Hague Academic Coalition (HAC)


The Hague is known worldwide as the home of many regional and international organizations in the fields of justice and peace, such as the Peace Palace and the International Criminal Court. The city also has a history of hosting activities in these areas, dating back to the Peace Conferences around the beginning of the twentieth century.
The city further houses important academic institutions in the field of international law and international relations. In 2003, five institutions, the Carnegie Foundation (the Peace Palace), the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, the Institute of Social Studies, and Clingendael Institute decided to work more closely together. They established the Hague Academic Coalition (HAC) with the intention of raising the effectiveness and efficiency of their work in relation to The Hague’s role as a city of peace and justice. In 2006 the newly established Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL) joined the coalition.
The HAC intends to promote research, education and public debate in support of the development of international policy, law, governance and international negotiation towards justice, peace and sustainable development. In particular the HAC wants to support the work of the various international agencies in these fields based in The Hague.
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