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Research cooperation on transnational law with Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta to start this month

Late June EP Nuffic awarded a capacity building project in the field of Transnational Law, Asset Recovery and International Investment Arbitration at the Faculty of Law at Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta. The successful consortium brings together experts from VU University Amsterdam, Leiden University and the Centre for International Legal Cooperation (CILC). Lead partner is the Center for International Cooperation of the VU (CIS-VU).

Indonesia's public and private sector has an acute shortage of well-trained lawyers with up-to-date knowledge about transnational law who can respond to the country's development needs. In the next four years, this project will help the Faculty of Law of Universitas Indonesia  build the organizational and academic capacity to develop, implement and maintain educational programs on transnational law, asset recovery and international investment arbitration. The aim is to deliver graduates and applied research responding to the needs of public sector and stakeholders of international organizations in order to prepare Indonesia for its accession to the ASEAN Economic Community.

The project started on 1 September and involves expertise from several departments of Leiden Law School:

  • criminal and criminal procedural law provides key expertise in the field of asset recovery
  • public international law provides key expertise in the field of international investment arbitration
  • Van Vollenhoven Institute provides key expertise in Indonesian law, socio-legal studies, and coordinate connections to the Indonesian labor market.
  • criminology and business studies will jointly develop and implement a blended learning course on forensic accountancy

For more information, please contact the Van Vollenhoven Institute.


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