Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution
The Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution brings together Utrecht University’s multi-disciplinary expertise in the field of judicial administration and conflict Resolution. The centre is based in the School of Law within the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
Area of research
Research at the Montaigne Centre focuses on national, international, and transnational processes and actors in the administration of the law. Examples include: courts of appeal, judges, mediators, ombudsmen, bodies for complaints, bailiffs, and litigants. The aim of the institute is to move beyond the purely legal paradigm of inquiry to embrace a thoroughly multi-disciplinary approach.
Projects and events organised by members of the Montaigne Centre can be found in the Virtual Knowledge Center of the Montaigne Centre.
The Montaigne Centre is one of four centres within the School of Law of Utrecht University. Its objective is to facilitate and stimulate research of the highest quality in the field of judicial administration and conflict resolution within the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Therefore, close cooperation with both researchers of Utrecht University and external partners is imperative and actively sought. The Montaigne Centre strives to peform at the highest national and international standards.
The Montaigne Centre provides an environment in which, scholars within several fields of research (including law, governance, history and social sciences) are able to work together. Scholars from across the entire spectrum of the Law department, including the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, are represented. In addition, researchers of the Utrecht School of Governance and the Utrecht University School of Economics are connected to the centre. Furthermore, the centre cooperates closely with researchers from the Ethics Institute and the Centre for Conflict Studies. The multi-disciplinary domain of research of the Montaigne Centre links up with the university’s focus area 'Conflicts and Human Rights'.
Researchers of the Montaigne Centre cooperate closely with various societal organizations, such as the Council for the Judiciary, the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL), the Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe, the District Court of Utrecht, and the Ministry of Justice.
For a more extensive description of the objectives and work of the Montaigne Centre (pdf).
The portraits used on this website are reproduced with the approval of the Center for Montaigne Studies, University of Chicago, USA: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/montaigne