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About Sam Muller

Sam Muller is the founding director of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law, appointed in January 2005. Before that, he worked at the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he was Special Adviser to the Registrar on External Relations, after having been interim Deputy Director of the Common Services Division and Acting Director of the Public Information and Documentation Section of the Registry. Between 1 July and 30 October 2002 he was head of the Advance Team to set up the ICC. Prior to the ICC he worked as Senior Legal Adviser of the Registry of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and as legal officer at the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza. Between 1995 and 1996 he was associate professor and program coordinator of the Public International Law LLM program of Leiden University, prior to which he was a research fellow with the Europa Instituut of that same university. Sam Muller holds a law degree and a doctorate from Leiden University. He has published and spoken extensively on various topics, focusing mainly on the law of international organizations and international justice issues. He is founder of the Law of the Future Forum, co-founder of Innovating Justice, and a member of the Global Action Council on Rule of Law of the World Economic Forum. He holds the chair the Board of the Hague Academic Coalition and is a member of the supervisory board of the Hague Institute for Global Justice, the Hague Prize Foundation, the Professor B.M. Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, and the Dr Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds. He is a member of the Action Council on Rule of Law of the World Economic Forum.

Posts by Sam Muller

How Can We Talk About It?

Mali Leading

A Good Way to End the Year

Speak to the Street

The Global Access to Justice Goal

Access to Justice Alarm

Justice Innovation Lessons of 2017

Accountability Justice and Mundane Justice

Seatbelts On

How Do You Marry This?


The Belt Challenge and the Need for a Think

Divorced From Reality

Scarcity and Justice

‘On Progresse’ in Tunesia

A Talk With the Prime Minister

Looking Through the Rear View Mirror

Innovating Tribunals & Being Open

Citizens Justice Emerging

The Power of Invoking

Government Innovation

International Court in Crisis

A Crisis of International Law

Justice Incubators