Reimagining the future of courts

Reimagining the future of courts 25 November 2013

Courts are important as ever, but also under pressure as never before.

All over the world we see courts struggling with capacity, funding and criticism that they should be more effective. At the same time we also see many justice innovators come up with fascinating new things that make courts work better: new procedures, web-based platforms, forms of self-help and empowerment, and funding models. Our challenge: how can we strengthen this?

Our third Innovating Justice Forum takes place in less than two weeks, on 10 and 11 December. It’s not a conference with long presentations but a highly interactive, boundary-breaching, learning-by-doing event, in which we innovate and join forces to tackle urgent challenges. We will bring together a group of around eighty carefully selected individuals from different backgrounds: judges, court administrators, legislators, parliamentarians, civil society representatives, academics, (social) entrepreneurs and funders. And you can follow everything online.

To support the forum, we have published a Trend Report - Trialogue: realising the value of courts. This brings together the state- of-the-art thinking and doing concerning innovation and courts.

In the afternoon of 11 December we will also hold the ceremony for the 2013 Innovating Justice Award, which this year features a new category: the Human Rights Innovation award.