The work of The Hague Institute for Global Justice (“THIGJ”) is built on three pillars of justice: the rule of law, conflict prevention, and global governance.
The Rule of Law Program fosters accountability and trust in societies in transition by supporting effective formal and informal justice institutions. The overarching goal of the program is to improve the theory, policy, and practice of global justice and the rule of law by producing knowledge that shapes academic debate and policy discussions in The Hague and beyond.
The overarching goal of the Conflict Prevention Program is to improve the theory, policy, and practice of conflict prevention by producing knowledge that shapes academic debate and policy discussions within the Netherlands and abroad. The program aims to become a recognized program of excellence for innovative applied research, policy development, and professional skills training.
The Global Governance perspective seeks to examine gaps in the international system for managing complex issues and to engage stakeholders on practical steps for collective problem-solving. It pays particular attention to informing successful multilateral negotiations on creating or reforming global institutions, and to engaging more effectively new transnational actors from the private sector and civil society.
Additionally, THIGJ focuses its activities across three sections: global justice, global governance, and global security. Within these sections, THIGJ has dedicated areas of practice with an overarching target market involving the government and public sector, leading development authorities, foundations and so forth.
Global justice has its focus directed to dialogues with leading policymakers in the field of peace building and is intended to develop further trainings and toolkits based on the findings of THIGJ, with the ultimate aim of assisting fragile states in their transition from conflict to sustainable peace.
Global governance focuses on policy-orientated dialogue and research partnerships which bring together stakeholders from different sectors (government, civil society, international organizations, and business) and geographical regions to address pressing issues in global governance collectively (i.e., conferences and informed debates).
Global security has a municipalities coordination and is a convening program to connect municipal institutes from various regions (Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East) to address pressing challenges and collaborate on conflict prevention and security.
The dedicated areas of practice integrated with THIGJ’s activity sections are centered around commissioned research such as research programs, economic studies, foreign policies, global economic developments, research papers, reports, books, and annual reviews. These research programs are spread across six regions: Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East.
THIGJ’s research draws upon an extensive range of experts which enables THIGJ to produce a wide range of independent, rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities.
Additionally, THIGJ hosts events to establish partnerships and disseminate information effectively; these events include research events, conferences, and corporate events for entities in the private sector.
In 2020, THIGJ launched its space project, dubbed The Off-World Approach.
The Off-World Approach is THIGJ’s space project centered around the role of civil society in the future space enterprise, the inception of a global legislation which will govern space activities for the private and public sector, and the establishment of an agile global platform for which disputes relating to commercial space activities may be resolved.
As of June 2021, The Off-World Approach has been building the foundations of the project and is preparing to begin producing the products that are at the heart of the project. As such, the project has not incurred any financial activity.