T.M.C. Asser Institute - The Hague Academic Coalition (HAC)
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T.M.C. Asser Institute


The T.M.C.  Asser Instituut is a foundation (1994) with the purpose of performing and maintaining scientific research and education in the areas of international and European law. It is a non-profit organisation, primarily funded by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and administered through the University of Amsterdam.

The Institute’s international community of scholars is engaged in research, postgraduate training and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of international law. This inter-university Institute cooperates closely with and supports the Dutch universities’ activities in the relevant disciplines and is in turn vastly networked to universities and institutions, governments and NGOs on a global level.

The academic fields covered by the Institute are:

  • Public International Law, with a focus on International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
  • Private International Law (including International Commercial Arbitration)
  • Law of the European Union
  • International and European Sports Law

Partner universities are: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, Maastricht University, Leiden University, Utrecht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Groningen, University of Twente.