The Hague Institute for Law & Practice Cornelius van Bijnkershoek (the Bynkershoek Institute), was founded in 2006 with the purpose of fostering the practice and research of law. The institute contributes to the reputation of The Hague as the international City of Peace and Justice (“Legal Capital of the World”). Dutchman Cornelius Bynkershoek (Cornelis van Bijnkershoek) (1673-1743) was a The Hague attorney-at-law, president of the High Court and author of various textbooks, which influenced the world-wide study and understanding of law and justice. The Bynkershoek Institute’s objectives are realized by enabling the exchange of legal knowledge and by facilitating legal education and research. The institute collaborates with various institutions of legal education, legal research and organizations such as law firms, corporate legal departments, and public bodies. The Bynkershoek Institute is a platform where lecturers, researchers and practicing jurists can meet, develop legal material, publish research and train and recruit young talent.
Between 2006 and 2014 the Bynkershoek Institute's research focus was on legal education, regulated markets and reproductive rights. As facilitator the institute designed a law program for The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Bynkershoek Publishing produced learning material, conference books and thesis.