On the 9 April 2013 the Commonwealth IAL, Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC), the Korea Legislation Research Institute, the government of Angola and Leiden and VU University Amsterdam organized a joint workshop presided by professor Wim Voermans .
As of 1 May 2013, Hans-Martien ten Napel has been appointed Associate Professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where he is also Research Fellow of the Leiden Law School. Since 2008, he has also been a senior researcher at the School of Human Rights Research.
The role of regulation in achieving legitimate rule is a topical issue that invites further discussion. To this end, the Leiden research profile area on Political Legitimacy has organized an international conference titled ‘Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation’ which will address the question whether the increase of regulations has helped or hindered the legitimacy of political systems, including modern democracies.