Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement


A major gathering of the rule of law community

As the only global intergovernmental organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion of the rule of law, IDLO is proud to contribute to the Hague Justice Week 2023 (5-9 June).

Global peace and justice require global collaboration. During the Hague Justice Week, actors of all levels come together, interact and try to find answers to global challenges through the scope of justice.

Organized by The Hague Project Peace and Justice (HPPJ), Hague Justice Week provides a platform for discussion and collaboration among rule of law and justice practitioners, scholars and business entrepreneurs from The Hague and around the world.

This year’s theme is, “Making Impact”. It will ask participants to focus on how the work being done to increase access to justice makes an impact at the local, national and international levels.

The results of these conversations will be used to inform policymaking within The Hague and beyond, including at the upcoming Agenda 2030 Stocktaking Summit in September 2023 in New York, organized as part of the UN General Assembly.

How to find IDLO during HJW

If you are attending Hague Justice Week 2023, please keep in touch via Twitter or register for any of the events below where IDLO is a contributor or co-host:

The rule of law building democracy and sustaining peace (June 7)

Senior justice practitioners will engage in a public dialogue about the role of the rule of law and judicial bodies in strengthening trust in electoral processes, preventing democratic erosion and contributing to long-term peace and stability.


Customary and informal pathways to transitional justice (June 7)

How can customary and informal justice systems contribute to processes of transitional justice in the wake of conflict or mass violations of human rights? IDLO and the International Centre for Transitional Justice will co-host a consultation, engaging eminent experts, thought leaders and the public to discuss opportunities and risks at the intersection of legal pluralism and transitional justice.


Strengthening the role of women as agents for justice

Hosted by Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Mariëlle Vavier, this women’s lunch intends to explore the increasingly important role of women as change agents towards building just and inclusive societies. It provides an opportunity for women to share experiences, identify ways to accelerate impact, and strategize on how to realize this impact in day-to-day practice.

Invitation only