VVI Law & Governance

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What is VVI?

Through research and teaching, the Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI) seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the formation and functioning of legal systems in developing countries and their effectiveness in contributing to good governance and development.

Today, the Institute collects, produces, stores, and disseminates knowledge on the processes of and relationships between law, governance and development, particularly in Asia and Africa.

The research employs a socio-legal approach to develop insights into the workings of national legal systems in their historical, social and political contexts. It includes both state law and legal institutions, as well as customary and religious normative systems, with a special focus on access to justice. In the research projects the processes of law-making, administrative implementation, enforcement and dispute resolution have a prominent place.


Visiting address
Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw (KOG), 
Secretariat: room B 305
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
The Netherlands

Postal address
Van Vollenhoven Institute
Leiden Law School
Leiden University
P.O.Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Telephone and Fax
Phone:   +31 (0)71 527 7260
Fax:       +31 (0)71 527 7670  

Last Modified: 25-07-2011