Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL)
Shaping the Law of the Future
HiiL is an international research institute that studies the challenges that globalisation poses to legal systems, in particular at the national level.
HiiL employs a small in-house staff in The Hague and work together with over 140 HiiL Fellows from around the world. As a 21st century networked organisation, HiiL pursues a bottom-up approach to research, through partnerships composed of experts from academia and practice.
Through fundamental reflection by the best scholars worldwide, HiiL strives to develop innovative and practical answers for professionals struggling with the challenges that globalisation poses to law and governance in the 21st century. We strongly believe that research should provide value for money. That is why we focus on the most challenging questions of our time.
HiiL’s research pursues innovation in five themes, which together provide a coherent perspective on the challenges globalisation poses to legal systems. In each of these themes, HiiL research addresses issues highly relevant to our contemporary internationalised and multi-layered environment.
- Rule of Law
- Private Actors
- Highest Courts
- Transnational Constitutionality
- Criminal Process and International Crime
142 HiiL Fellows around the globe
HiiL Fellows are top-level scholars who conduct research in the context of one or more research projects funded by HiiL. HiiL Fellows are active in 20 countries around the world.