Adriaan Bedner has done work of a more theoretical and comparative nature on rule of law and access to justice. He has been project leader and/or steering board member of several research projects in Indonesia sponsored by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, The Dutch Research Council and the Dutch Department of Foreign Affairs. At present he is in charge of the research involved in the co-operation between the Dutch and the Indonesian ombudsman, as well as the research component of a co-operation project between the Indonesian and the Dutch supreme court. He has supervised numerous PhD-students and has taught courses at Leiden Law School and Leiden University College.

Furthermore, he has been involved in extra-curricular teaching within the framework of the Indonesian-Netherlands’ legal co-operation programmes. His consultancy work for the Van Vollenhoven Institute includes numerous assignments for giving expert opinions about Indonesian law, as well as advisory work for Indonesian institutions and the Ugandan Judicial Studies Centre.