Who we are 

Founded in 2017, situated in The Hague – the global capital of international law – we promote the Rule of Law, fairness, international cooperation and friendly relations between nations.

What we do

  • Monitor the way International Law is used and abused in international institutions and tribunals,
  • Combat anti-Semitism and bias against Israel in International Law,
  • Promote the unbiased and fair development of International Law to achieve UN Charter values of justice, cooperation and friendly relations between nations. 

How we do it 

  • Research and publications: we study the development, interpretation and application of International Law in light of UN Charter values;
  • Education: we develop and implement various educational programs;
  • Advice and consultancy: we advise governments and public and private organizations about these issues.


Our vision is a world of justice where nations cooperate and live in peace.


thinc. is a non-profit research organization, a think tank, based in The Hague, the Netherlands. We comprise a global network of experienced legal practitioners and academics in the field of international law, who are committed to our goals.

thinc. is a foundation under Dutch law, governed by a Supervisory Board.

The thinc. network is managed by a Management Team (MT) of two Directors, viz. a Director Operations and a Program Director. The MT is assisted by (Senior) Fellows and an Advisory Board of academics in the relevant disciplines.

The foundation is guided by the following principles:

  • Protection of the right of peoples to self-determination;
  • Affirmation of the sovereign equality of nation states;
  • Promotion of core UN values, such as the Rule of Law, sovereign equality of nation states, human rights, freedom of religion and friendly relations among nations;
  • Prohibition of incitement to violence and the threat or use of force.

Working method

The key assets of thinc. are its international network of legal experts and a process-driven working method: for every activity we consult subject-matter experts in the network to accurately define the issue, identify network resources, plan the action (incl. budget) and mobilize sponsors. Once the budget is secured, the activity is initiated.

In summary, our working method comprises:

  1. identification of the issue(s)
  2. allocation of expertise
  3. acquisition of sponsors
  4. facilitation of the solution process

thinc. has the ANBI status

RSIN/fiscal number: 857611112

Your support for the execution of our mission is very much needed – and deeply appreciated!

Stg The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation

IBAN: NL15 INGB 0007 8215 39

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  • G.M.C. Cremer Eindhoven, chairman
  • P.J. Hoogendoorn, director / secretary-treasurer
  • A.E.L. Tucker, director

The members of the Supervisory Board do not receive a remuneration, expenses are compensated.

Annual Report 2020


Business Plan 2021