"... ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments ... "
Declaration of the rights of man and the citizen, 1789

PROJUCIT is one of the three research centres of the Faculty of Law of the University of Namur (Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium). Created in 2003, it focuses its academic research activities on the law of citizenship and public order in general.

PROJUCIT takes an interdisciplinary approach that is distinct from the traditional legal approach. Taking account of European Law, the case-law of the Belgian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights, PROJUCIT goes beyond any artificial partitioning between civil law, criminal law, constitutional law, administrative law or social law. It aims rather to survey and examine public policies and social concerns through the comparative analysis of traditional areas of law.

Although the research tools are multidisciplinary, the final goal of PROJUCIT is to provide thorough and critical legal analysis, and ultimately to contribute to improving the effectiveness of judicial protection and the rule of law.

The organisation of colloquia, the publication of books and articles together with numerous interventions through the media, contributes to the core mission of our university, being to provide the citizens, and the legal community in particular, with academic and professional insight into current complex legal issues.

Moreover, several courses are linked directly to PROJUCIT centre.