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Indonesia Netherlands Legal Update Conference


On 20-21 November 2014 the first Indonesia Netherlands Legal Update took place in The Hague.

The conference hosted more than 100 participants and was opened with speeches by Minister of State Herman Tjeenk Willink, the Indonesian Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Widtaksono Adji and Nicola Colbran, Human Rights and Development Lawyer.

The INLU brought together Indonesian and Dutch researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in legal cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. The guests participated in two plenary debates and were able to choose from 8 different panels.The Update offered a platform for discussion of important legal developments in both Indonesia and the Netherlands. This helped to strengthen the current and future bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands in the fields of security and rule of law and also assisted in identifying priorities for future legal cooperation and/or applied research. It gave special attention to, but was not limited to, developments related to ‘Access to Justice’, ‘Legal Education’ and ‘Institutional Reform’.

The INLU was organized by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Development, Leiden Law School, on behalf of the Working Group Indonesia and supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta and the Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform on Security and Rule of Law.

Please consult link below for full summary report of the conference.