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Identification number in the register: 16780497098-91
Registration date: 08/11/2011 17:57:16

The information on this entity was last modified on: 21/04/2015 11:44:13
The date of the last annual update was: 21/04/2015 11:44:13
Next update due latest on: 21/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual




    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

avenue Molière, 25
Bruxelles 1190


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Nicola Giovannini

Executive Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Nicola Giovannini

Executive Director

    Goals / remit

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.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Re-socialisation of offenders in the EU: enhancing the role of the civil society and promoting the broader use of alternatives to imprisonment, in particular for specific groups of vulnerable inmates.
- Stockholm programme and strengthening the procedural rights of suspects or accused persons and more efficient help to victims of crime
- Enhance judicial cooperation and mutual assistance in criminal law (criminal sanctions)
- Promoting the fight against racism and xenophobia, homophobia and the protection of persons belonging to minorities
- Promoting knowledge and effective enforcement of EU directives aimed at tackling environmental crimes and in particular maritime pollution.
- European e-Justice Portal
- Fostering the development and use of e-tools and management indicators to improve the quality and efficiency of EU Member States criminal judicial systems.
- Supporting human rights defenders, democratic reform and accountability in the MENA Region

Prison Conditions Monitoring Index: Methodology and Pilot Results (January 2015)
Vulnerable Groups of Prisoners. A Handbook (January 2015)
Ambulant sanction as an alternative to imprisonment in the European Union? (November 2014)
Addressing Environmental Crimes and Marine Pollution in the EU: Legal guidelines and case studies (2013)
Addressing Environmental Crimes and Marine Pollution in the EU: Compendium of International and EU Law Instruments (2013)
Justice Sector Institutional Indicators for Criminal Case Management. Efforts on Supranational and National Level (2012)

EU Projects
"Re-socialisation of offenders in the EU: enhancing the role of the civil society" (2013-2015)
"Addressing environmental crimes and maritime pollution in the EU" (2011-2013)
“The use of e-Tools to improve the quality and efficiency of criminal judicial systems” (2011-2012)
“Fostering the Rehabilitation of Young Muslims in European Prisons” (2010-2011)

- Launch of report "Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul", Public Hearing, DROI Sub-Committee, European Parliament, 26 February 2015
- Meeting on “Iraq’s Minorities and Other Vulnerable Groups", European Parliament (with sponsorship of MEP Ana Gomes), 1 October 2013
- Side-Meeting with Bahraini opposotion leaders, European Parliament (with sponsorship of DROI Sub-Committee and MEP Ana Gomes), 22 January 2014
- Public Hearing: Improving Criminal Justice Systems in Europe. The Role of E-Tools and Performance Indicators, European Parliament (with sponsorship of MEP Mariya Nedelcheva-Gabriel), 26 March 2012







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

50%: 2  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Nicola GIOVANNINI 04/02/2016 02/02/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation


Nicola Giovannini
Malena Zingoni Fernandez
Norberto Zingoni


    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

< 9,999 €

17,400 €


No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

17,400 €

17,400 €

    Code of conduct

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