Rule of law for international cooperation and peace

The rule of law and respect for human rights are the cornerstones of Dutch foreign policy and are conditional for international cooperation and peace.

Ambassador Rob Swartbol on human rights

Sacharov Center, Moscow

The Moscow Open School for Human Rights is a project of the Sacharov Center. In this video, Ambassador Rob Swartbol visits the centre and explains why human rights are important.

International Criminal Court - Moot Court Competition

Moot International Court of Justice
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Through the cooperation between the Dutch Embassy and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, law students are able to participate in the annual International Criminal Court - Moot Court Competition in The Hague. Students embark on a six-day educational and social programme. They also develop their skills as future international lawyers in a simulation of the International Criminal Court.

Dutch Russian Law Association

Dutch Russian Law Association
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With support from the Netherlands, the Dutch Russian Law Association (DRLA) promotes cooperation between Dutch and Russian legal experts. DLRA also organises lectures in Russia by Dutch legal experts. DRLA is based in the city of The Hague, also home to the International Court of Justice.