What is our focus?
The main aim of the research group is to investigate the emerging practical developments in the field of multilevel regulation that have been transforming ways in which standards, rules, and laws are being made, complied with, and practiced.
Specifically, the research group aims at getting ahead of emerging trends in the research and practice of informal dispute resolution (negotiation, mediation, arbitration) in the Netherlands, Europe, and the world.
Politicians, governments, courts, service providers, and local communities all use informal techniques to improve relationships and increase compliance. We research how those informal techniques affect the contemporary legal systems, professional practice, education, and the modern society.
We aim at creating a network of academics, practitioners, representatives of local and central governments, and students to work together towards improving contemporary multilevel regulation and informal dispute resolution through innovation and experimentation.
Partners and network
The research group works towards increasing the local presence in The Netherlands and entering into international collaborations and partnerships in the field of multilevel regulation and dispute resolution.
dr. Agota Szabo
Maarten van Munster
dr. Agnieszka A. Machnicka
dr. Artemis Malliaropoulou
Call for volunteers – take part in our new citizen science project "Trust MEdiators"!
Conflicts happen every day, often in an intercultural context. These conflicts frequently arise because we don’t really know how to talk to or collaborate with people from different cultures.
Inaugural speech "Returning to the Origins of Multilevel Regulation"
Young-OGEMID contributions - Arbitration and beyond
Regional rapporteurs of the Young-OGEMID (Oil-Gas-Energy-Mining-Infrastructure Dispute Management) provide information to the listserv on breaking developments across the globe in the relevant legal field. Emphasis is put on ADR-related news. Dr. Artemis Malliaropoulou is one of the Young-OGEMID reporters. Her posts are republished here. Enjoy the reading!
Trust MEdiators: Developing a student-driven mediation lab to learn and practice how to be trustworthy mediators
TRIIAL: Trust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability
In 2019-2020, the lectoraat joined an international consortium for the project on TRust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of judges and arbitrators under the EU Charter (TRIIAL). The project, for which the research group was a co-applicant, was awarded funding from the European Commission (Horizon 2020).
Project no. 853832, JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2018
International Labor Rights Case Law (BRILL) Journal
Written text of the inaugural lecture
Returning to the Origins of Multilevel Regulation
The Multilevel Regulation Manifesto
“It is fascinating to conduct research and teach international law in The Hague, which is globally known as the international city of peace and justice. I’m glad to be involved in setting up a ‘monitor’ for The Hague Rules on Busin...Read more