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About thinc.

thinc. (The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation) is a global network of international law academics, practitioners and experts in related disciplines. Founded in 2017 in The Hague – the global capital of international law – we challenge the misuse of international law to delegitimize the State of Israel and advocate international law for peace and security between Israel and her neighbors.

International law is a major weapon used by Israel’s adversaries, and misuse of it is an existential threat to the Jewish State. We achieve our mission through research, education and advocacy.

How do we work?

  • thinc.Education:
    thinc.Education equips learners from all over the world through a variety of educational programmes that teach practical skills, theoretical frameworks and information relevant to current political and legal debates about Israel.
  • thinc.Research: thinc.Research publishes articles, blogs, reports and briefing papers that provide context, alternative views and fresh arguments concerning Israel’s legal challenges. Our research explores international law, history, religion and politics in relation to Israel and shines a light on- and combats lawfare against Israel by governments and non-governmental organisations.
  • thinc.Advocacy: thinc.Advocacy provides analyses, briefings and submissions that speak directly to international organisations, national governments and NGOs. We engage networks of politicians, academics, lawyers and concerned individuals, while building communities of shared expertise and mutual support.


thinc. is a foundation under Dutch law (ANBI), governed by a Supervisory Board. 

The thinc. network is managed by a Management Team (MT). The Management Team is assisted by (Senior) Fellows and an Advisory Board of academics in the relevant disciplines. 

Download our latest Annual Report here.

The Hague - a unique location

The seat of thinc. is The Hague; we are uniquely located amidst the foremost International Law courts and tribunals, including the UN’s highest court, the International Court of Justice based in the Peace Palace, and the International Criminal Court. It is relatively easy for us to walk in and out of the courts and to have direct contacts with the staff. 

What people say about us

“In the polarized sea of international criticism towards Israel, thinc. is an independent and non-Israeli beacon of expertise that equips us politicians with a balanced interpretation of international law regarding the Israel/Palestine conflict. With its fresh and fair approach thinc. differentiates itself from the majority view, hence it is a very valuable source of expertise in my daily work.”

Bert-Jan Ruissen, Member of the EU Parliament (ECRG) and Vice-Chair of the EP delegation for relations with Israel

Through different courses, thinc. provided me with solid knowledge about Israel and International Law. thinc. has also connected me to a global network of likeminded people, which I am very grateful for.

Olympia G., law student

“The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation is rapidly proving itself to be an invaluable asset for the global Christian Zionist movement. For decades, there have been many Christian individuals and organizations involved in pro-Israel philanthropy and activism, but thinc. is making vital and timely contributions to the cause through the professional level of their advocacy papers and other efforts on Israel’s behalf.”

David Parsons, Vice President & Senior Spokesman at the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

I thoroughly recommend thinc. to anyone who wishes to be more informed on the subject of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their expertise in international relations and international law, combined with their nuanced analysis, is what is needed now more than ever. thinc.’s team of experienced legal practitioners and academics provide an astute and even voice in what can be an overtly partisan debate.

Senator Eric Abetz, Liberal Senate for Tasmania, Australia


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