The Council has nine members in total, including the chair and vice-chair. They are appointed in a personal capacity by Royal Decree for a period of four years, after which they may be reappointed. The members of the Council are drawn from the worlds of academia, public administration and knowledge institutions. They each have specific expertise in the area of human rights, peace and security, development cooperation or European integration.
The Council meets once a month to discuss advisory reports currently in progress and to adopt completed reports.
Professor Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is the chair of the AIV.
Professor J.G. (Jaap) de Hoop Scheffer - Chair, AIV
Professor J.J.C. (Joris) Voorhoeve - Vice-Chair, AIV
Chair, Peace and Security Committee
Professor C.P.M. (Tineke) Cleiren
Vice-Chair, Human Rights Committee
Professor E.M.H. (Ernst) Hirsch Ballin
Chair, Human Rights Committee
Professor L.J. (Luuk) van Middelaar
Chair, European Integration Committee
Professor M.E.H. (Mirjam) van Reisen
Chair, Development Cooperation Committee
J.N.M. (Koos) Richelle
Vice-Chair, Development Cooperation Committee
M. (Monika) Sie Dhian Ho
Vice-Chair, European Integration Committee
Lieutenant General M.L.M. (Marcel) Urlings Ret.
Vice-Chair, Peace and Security Committee