My name is Servaas Feiertag and I work as an international consultant on the promotion of the rule of law, good governance, anti-corruption and integrity. Occasionally, I also work on strategic communications, organisational development and the definition of Virtual Reality applications facilitating integrity training. With this website I want to present myself for new assignments and cooperation with other experts.


My work includes several different roles. Sometimes I am hired as a senior expert for my technical knowledge and skills, or as a researcher to do applied research, and sometimes as a trainer or  team leader of a project. I feel happy in all these different roles and like the diversity of my work. It is also important to learn new skills and to regularly refresh  and update one’s existing skills. In 2023 -2024 I completed two courses on didactics and systemic training (10 days), a journalistic writing course (5 days), an introductory training on teamcoaching (5 days) and change management (2 days). I have obtained new skills and learned a lot, and it was quite enjoyable to do.


My work has taken me to more than 30 countries in South East Asia, Sub Sahara Africa, the MENA region, Western and Central Europe and the Balkans. Recently I have worked on a small project for The Hague Academy for Local Governance training civil servants from Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia on integrity . It is my aim to continue to work on such projects and to expand my work portfolio in the Balkans where I am very interested in opportunities in the area of rule of law, anti corruption & integrity and good governance. At the same time I look forward to continue working in Sub Sahara Africa, the MENA region and Asia, where I will be working on judicial accountability and integrity in the coming years.


After studying law in the Netherlands and France I obtained my law degree (LL.M), 10 years later followed by a Masters in Public Administration. My working career started in the 90’s with the internet company @msterdam that I co-founded and later with several multi-national companies. For more than 20 years, I have been working on the promotion of the rule of law; through justice & judicial reform, enhancing good governance, anti-corruption & integrity and access to justice. At Transparency International it was great to do anti-corruption programmatic work and to practice law as their first Chief Legal Counsel and to set up and manage the legal affairs unit.  In 2014 I founded Servaas Feiertag Consultancy.


In May-June 2024 I concluded a small project with the Hague Academy for Local Governance to assist in the training of civil servants from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova as part of the summer school Integrity Policy in the Civil Service.

It was very inspiring to listen to the motivated and well prepared participants and discuss their ideas on the way forward on promoting integrity in their respective countries.

It is my pleasure to share the Globalex article “Introducing the Legal System of North Macedonia”, which I developed over the course of 2023 and which was published in the November – December 2023 Globalex issue, a publication of the New York University School of Law.

You will learn about the great Eastern Roman Emperor Justinianus I (483-565) who has become famous for his administrative reorganisation of the imperial government, but even more for the codification of Roman laws known as the Codex Justinianus. However, many people don’t know that he was very likely born near to the location of modern Skopje, capital of North Macedonia.

Statue of Emperor Justinianus I in Skopje, North Macedonia

However, the emphasis of the article is on the constitutional system, including the organisation of state authority. It also pays attention to other topics such as the rule of law, the scores on the TI corruption index over 2012 to 2022 and provides a list of open access sources. The article is not part of any international project and neither financed by any institutional donor, but evolved from my personal interest to learn more about the legal system in North Macedonia and was thus developed for Globalex. I did benefit from my experience over the last few years in North Macedonia and aim to work on Rule of Law projects in the future.

The article is meant to provide an introduction to the legal system of North Macedonia and may be useful for people that aim to research or work on the rule of law in North Macedonia or are otherwise interested in its legal system. Several changes are expected in 2024 and it is likely that an updated version will be developed in 2024.

You can reach me through, if you have any questions or remarks that you want to share.

A new article for Globalex is in development, which will a guide to legal research in North Macedonia. It will include a description of the legal system and the main institutions. After review it will be published on the Globalex website.

Between May – September 2023 I developed the Rule of Law Guidelines for the EC that will strengthen the capacity of EU Delegations on the Rule of Law concepts and provides guidance on how to integrate it in their country and regional development programmes

A new project has started with BiRD in which I will  evaluate a project and lead on the development of an impact model on constitutional assistance that will serve to strengthen the understanding of main themes and to inform future decisions on project and programme funding in this area.

Very inspiring mission in Rwanda, Huyé in October 2022 with the Center for Legal Aid and Medication of the University of Rwanda: You can find more information here on twitter.

This summer was full of activities. I trained EU Delegations on the Rule of Law and themes such as justice reform, accountability and transparency. This was quickly followed by the development of EU Rule of Law Guidelines that will guide EU Delegations about the main elements and goals of thick Rule of Law concepts and how to apply these concretely in the partnercountries.