The Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law (ACCL) stands for a more comprehensive approach to the function, the effects and the meaning of law and legal procedures for those who resort to the legal system. Its mission is to contribute with its research to the improvement of the performance of the legal system in meeting a wider spectrum of human needs and motivations than traditionally are the focus of law and the legal discipline, such as justice, acknowledgement, validation, involvement, ‘voice’, restoration, apology and forgiveness. The interdisciplinary ACCL is pioneering a variety of innovative empirical-legal research methods and is experimenting with the way legal research is oriented and organized.
Programme director: prof. dr. mr. A.J. (Arno) Akkermans