The year 2010 marked the kick-off of WLF’s programme "Hague Utilities for Global Organisations (HUGO)", subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, and the City of The Hague. It aims to investigate the feasibility of the establishment of new institutes for international dispute resolution in The Hague.

 HUGO is structured along three main lines, namely:

  1. 1.P.R.I.M.E. finance, whichhas been established to assist judicial systems in the settlement of disputes on complex financial transactions. The organization's core activities include education and judicial training, providing expert opinions, determinations and risk assessment and arbitration or mediation.
  2. 2.ACCESS, by which the CSR Conflict Management Center (CCMC), a unique initiative for the management of CSR related conflicts in company-community relations, aims at contributing to the implementation of the “access to remedy pillar” of theUN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
  3. 3.Anti-Fraud & Corruption (txt lin.)

Ruggie onuoha zonder ondertextThe eight main HUGO partners are: the World Legal Forum foundation; NautaDutilh law firm; Pels Rijcken & Drooglever Fortuijn law firm; Buren van Velzen Guelen law firm; the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of Harvard Kennedy School; the Institute for Environmental Security; the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science Alliance B.V.

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