The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defence and the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation can ask the AIV for advise. The Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament can also ask the AIV for advice. A committee devotes its attention to the posed questions and formulates a draft advice which then is discussed in the AIV. The AIV can also, if it wishes, draw up advisory reports on themes of its own choice. In some case a short Advisory Letter is published. After the approval the advise is sent to the Minister(s) and to the members of the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament. Usually a press bulletin is released. The Government is then obliged to formulate a response to the advise.

All advices are available free of charge at the AIV-secretariat and can be requested on this website, but also by phone, by letter or by e-mail. They can also be downloaded. Nearly all advises are translated into English, some also into French and a few also into other languages.

Advisory reports
nr. 110 Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights
nr. 109 Nuclear weapons in a new geopolitical reality. An urgent need for new arms control initiatives
nr. 108 Forming Coalitions in the EU after Brexit. Alliances for a European Union that modernises and protects
nr. 107 Fundamental rights in the Kingdom of the Netherlands: equivalent protection in all parts of the Kingdom
nr. 106 The Future of NATO and European Security
nr. 105 Is the eurozone stormproof? On deepening and strengthening the EMU
nr. 104 The will of the people? The erosion of democracy under the rule of law in Europe.
nr. 103 'Brexit means Brexit' Towards a new relationship with the UK
nr. 102 The Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts: well-trodden paths and new ways forward
nr. 101 Security and stability in Northern Africa
nr. 100 Well Connected? On relations between regions and the European Union
nr. 99 The Dutch Diamond Dynamic: doing business in the context of the new sustainable development goals
nr. 98 Differentiated Integration: Different routes to EU cooperation
nr. 97 Autonomous weapon systems: the need for meaningful human control
nr. 96 Deployment of rapid-reaction forces
nr. 95 International investment dispute settlement: from ad hoc arbitration to a permanent court
nr. 94 Instability around Europe: confrontation with a new reality
nr. 93 ACP-EU Cooperation after 2020: towards a new partnership?
nr. 92 The Internet: a global free space with limited state control
nr. 91 The Netherlands and the Arab region: a principled and pragmatic approach
nr. 90 The future of the Arctic Region: cooperation or confrontation?
nr. 89 Improving global financial cohesion: the importance of a coherent international economic and financial architecture
nr. 88 Public Support for the European Union: Building Trust
nr. 87 The rule of law: Safeguard for European Citizens and Foundation for European Cooperation
nr. 86 Asia on the rise: strategic significance and implications
nr. 85 Crime, Corruption and Instability: an exploratory report
nr. 84 New Paths to International Environmental Cooperation
nr. 83 Between words and deeds: prospects for a sustainable peace in the Middle East
nr. 82 Interaction between actors in International Cooperation: towards flexibility and trust
nr. 81 The Netherlands and the European Parliament: investing in a new relationship
nr. 80 Unequal worlds: Poverty, growth, inequality and the role of international cooperation
nr. 79 The Arab Region, an Uncertain Future
nr. 78 European Defence Cooperation: sovereignty and the capacity to act
nr. 77 Cyber Warfare
nr. 76 The Human Rights Policy of the European Union: between ambition and ambivalence
nr. 75 Reforms in the Arab region: prospects for democracy and the rule of law?
nr. 74 The Post-2015 Development Agenda: the millennium development goals in perspective
nr. 73 The Human Rights Policy of the Dutch Government: identifying constants in a changing world
nr. 72 Combating piracy at sea: a reassessment of public and private responsibilities
nr. 71 The EU's Capacity for Further Enlargement
nr. 70 The Netherlands and the Responsibility to Protect
nr. 69 Cohesion in international cooperation; response to the WRR report 'Less pretension, more ambition'
nr. 68 The EU and the Crisis: lessons learned
nr. 67 The new Strategic Concept of NATO
nr. 66 Demographic Changes and Development Cooperation
nr. 65 Transitional Justice: Justice and Peace in Situations of Transition
nr. 64 Crisis management operations in fragile states: the need for a coherent approach
nr. 63 Universality of Human Rights
nr. 62 Climate, Energy and Poverty Reduction
nr. 61 Cooperation Between the European Union and Russia: a Matter of Mutual Interest
nr. 60 The Netherlands and European Development Policy
nr. 59 Employing Private Military Companies: A Question Of Responsibility
nr. 58 The Finances of the European Union
nr. 57 The UN Human Rights Treaty System: strengthening the system step by step in a politically charged context
nr. 56 Deployment of the Armed Forces: Interaction between National and International Decision-Making
nr. 55 China in the balance: towards a mature relationship
nr. 54 The OECD of the future
nr. 53 The Benelux: the benefits and necessity of enhanced cooperation
nr. 52 Europe a Priority!
nr. 51 The role of NGOs and the private sector in international relations
nr. 50 Private Sector Development
nr. 49 Counterterrorism from an international and European perspective
nr. 48 Society and the armed forces
nr. 47 The nuclear non-proliferation regime: the importance of an integrated and multilateral approach
nr. 46 Energised Foreign Policy: security of energy supply as a new key objective
nr. 45 The Netherlands in a changing EU, NATO and UN
nr. 44 The European Union's Eastern neighbours
nr. 42 The influence of culture and religion on development; stimulus or stagnation?
nr. 41 Reforming the United Nations: a closer look at the Annan report
nr. 40 The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe
nr. 39 Services liberalisation and developing countries: does liberalisation produce deprivation?
nr. 38 The United Nations and human rights
nr. 37 Follow-up Report Turkey: towards membership of the European Union
nr. 36 Pre-emptive action
nr. 36 Pre-emptive action
nr. 35 Failing States; A global responsibility
nr. 34 The Netherlands and crisis management; three issues of current interest
nr. 33 The council of Europe; less can be more
nr. 32 Follow-up report. Bridging the gap between citizens and Brussels; towards greater legitimacy and effectiveness for the European Union.
nr. 31 Military cooperation in Europe: possibilities and limitations
nr. 30 A human rights based approach to development cooperation
nr. 29 Pro-Poor Growth in the bilateral partner countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of poverty reduction strategies
nr. 28 An analysis of the US missile defence plans: pros and cons of striving for invulnerability
nr. 27 Bridging the gap between citizens and Brussels: towards greater legitimacy and effectiveness for the European Union
nr. 26 The Netherlands and the organisation for security and cooperation in Europe in 2003: role and direction
nr. 25 Integration of gender equality: a matter of responsibility, commitment and quality
nr. 24 A convention, or conventional preparations? The European Union and the IGC 2004
nr. 23 Commentary on the 2001 memorandum on human rights policy
nr. 22 The world conference against racism and the right to reparation
nr. 21 Registration of communities based on religion and belief
nr. 20 European military-industrial cooperation
nr. 19 A multi-tiered Europe: The relationship between the European Union And subnational authorities
nr. 18 Violence against women
nr. 17 Africa's Struggle: Security, Stability and Development
nr. 16 Defence Research and Parliamentary Scrutiny
nr. 15 A European charter of fundamental rights?
nr. 14 Key lessona from the financial crises of 1997 and 1998
nr. 13 Humanitarian Intervention
nr. 12 The IGC 2000 and beyond towards a european union of thirty member states
nr. 11 The functioning of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
nr. 10 Developments int the international security situation since 1993: From unsafe security to insecured safety
nr. 9 Towards calmer waters: A report on relations between Turkey and the European Union
nr. 8 Asylum policy and the european union
nr. 7 Comments on the criteria for structural bilateral aid
nr. 6 Humanitarian aid: redefining the limits
nr. 5 An inclusive Europe II
nr. 4 Universality of humanrights and cultural diversity
nr. 3 Capital punishment and human rights, recent developments
nr. 2 Conventional arms control: urgent need, limited oppurtunities
nr. 1 An inclusive Europe
Advisory letters
nr. 32 Providing the tools for foreign policy: the Dutch government's presence abroad
nr. 31 Russia and the defence efforts of the Netherlands
nr. 30 EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: the need for ratification
nr. 29 The future of ODA
nr. 28 The future of Schengen
nr. 27 Financing the International Agenda for sustainable development
nr. 26 The EU's dependence on Russian gas: how an integrated EU policy can reduce it
nr. 25 Development Cooperation: beyond a definition
nr. 24 Full Speed Ahead: response by the Advisory Council on International Affairs to the Policy Letter 'Respect and Justice for all'
nr. 23 Towards a stronger social dimension of the European Union
nr. 22 Open letter to a new Dutch government: the armed forces at risk
nr. 21 The receptor approach: a question of weight and measure
nr. 20 Iran's nuclear programme: towards de-escalation of a nuclear crisis
nr. 19 Towards enhanced economic and financial governance in the EU
nr. 18 The European Court of Human Rights: protector of civil rights and liberties
nr. 17 Open letter to a new Dutch Government
nr. 16 Advisory letter 16: Development Cooperation: The benefit of and need for public support
nr. 15 Advisory letter 15: The Eastern Partnership
nr. 14 Advisory letter 14: Climate change and security
nr. 13 Advisory letter 13: An Ombudsman for Development Cooperation
nr. 12 Advisory letter 12: Response to the 2007 Human Rights Strategy
nr. 11 Advisory letter 11: Counterterrorism in a European and international perspective. Interim report on the prohibition of torture.
nr. 10 Advisory letter 10: The European Union and its relations with the Dutch citizens
nr. 9 Advisory letter 09: Observations on the Sachs report
nr. 8 Advisory letter 08: The draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples
nr. 7 Advisory letter 07: From internal to external borders
nr. 6 Advisory letter 06: The resultst of the Convention on the future of Europe
nr. 5 Advisory letter 05: The Dutch presidency of the EU in 2004
nr. 4 Advisory letter 04: The future structure of the European Union and the IGC 2004
nr. 3 Advisory letter 03: The Charter of Fundamental Rights
nr. 2 Advisory letter 02: The UN Committee against Torture
nr. 1 Advisory letter 01: The enlargement of the European Union
Press releases
2014-10-11 International financial architecture: renovation or irrelevance?
Other publications
2019-07-08 Annual Report AIV 2018
2018-06-27 Annual Report of the AIV, 2017
2017-06-08 Annual Report of the AIV, 2016
2016-09-08 Annual report of the AIV, 2015
2016-03-03 Report on the seminar on changing perspectives of political relations in Europe, 13 November 2015
2015-07-07 Annual report of the AIV, 2014
2014-06-26 Annual report of the AIV, 2013
2013-06-10 Annual report of the AIV, 2012
2013-03-19 Annual report of the AIV, 2011
2011-06-22 Annual report of the AIV, 2010
2011-06-22 Annual report of the AIV, 2009
2010-07-14 Report on the AIV seminar on the Universality of Human Rights in a Changing World, The Hague, 3 December 2009
2009-07-05 Annual report of the AIV, 2008
2009-02-02 Report Symposium 27 October 2008: Cooperation between the European Union and Russia; a matter of mutual interest
2008-06-30 Annual report of the AIV, 2007
2007-02-08 Annual report of the AIV, 2006
2006-08-07 Annual report of the AIV, 2005
2005-10-14 Annual Report of the AIV, 2004
2005-10-14 Annual Report of the AIV, 2003
2005-10-14 Annual Report of the AIV, 2002