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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 16780497098-91
Registration date: 08/11/11 17:57:16

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/10/14 14:04:38
The date of the last annual update was 13/10/14 14:04:38

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: DROIT AU DROIT
Acronym: DAD
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Nicola Giovannini
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Nicola Giovannini
Position: Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 25 avenue Molière 
Bruxelles 1190
Telephone number: (+322) 5483915
Fax number: (+322) 5118100
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Droit au Droit – Right to Law is an international non-profit and non-governmental organisation, founded in 2004 under Belgian law and based in Brussels, whose aim is to foster the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and rule of law in the practical implementation of legal practice.
DAD objectives are to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process, especially in the area of justice and home affairs; to promote, support and monitor institutional reform to improve the transparency, fairness, accountability and efficiency of judicial systems by strengthening the rule of law and advancing human rights for all. Our aim is to foster policy development through interdisciplinary dialogue and partnership between public institutions, academia and social actors on key issues that will shape the future legal landscape.
We focus on developing innovative pathways to improve the quality of justice for vulnerable or marginalised groups, strengthening the voices of reform-minded prosecutors, and promoting greater understanding of the civil and criminal systems. We encourage collaboration among key justice stakeholders and support projects and organizations, promoting access to justice, human rights and the rule of law through legal and policy advocacy, empirical research and education, and piloting of effective practices.
DAD contribute to the achievement of these objectives through the implementation of activities, including the organisation of public events and the provision of expertise on research and benchmarking of legal systems, at national and international level. It is composed by an Executive Board and a network of experts.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Nicola Giovannini 17/10/14 13/10/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- Re-socialisation of offenders in the EU: enhancing the role of the civil society. Promoting the broader use of alternatives to imprisonment and designing a prison monitoring index to improve detention conditions in particular of specific groups of vulnerable inmates.
- Promoting knowledge and effective enforcement of EU directives aimed at tackling environmental crimes and in particular maritime pollution.
- Fostering the development and use of e-tools and management indicators to improve the quality and efficiency of EU Member States criminal judicial systems.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 3
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 60,000
of which public financing: 45,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 45,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 15,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 15,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.