The latest news and updates from our bloggers, projects and publications.
25 January 2017
By Nathalie EJ Dijkman, Justice Sector Advisor
The first Impact Report of the HiiL Justice Accelerator has indicated that, through supporting a community of 384 innovations over 5 years, the Accelerator has provided access to justice to more than 1.4 million people.
Sauti: an SMS-based trade and market information platform for small cross-border traders and SME’s in East Africa24 January 2017
By Katie Davis, Communications Intern
Informal cross-border trade is a 2 billion US dollar industry to African economies. It creates jobs, contributes to food and energy security, and alleviates poverty. 60% of informal trade in the East African Community (EAC) is carried out by small-scale traders and is often the most important income-source to rural livelihoods. 70-80% of these traders are women who have on average 7 dependents in their household.
11 January 2017
By Jamila Sallali, Research Assistant for Measuring Justice.
“We have to democratise the law and the right to access to justice and reduce the inequalities” as expressed by Oumar Dembele, the Coordinator of Plea and Communication at Deme So in late 2015. A long way we have come since his last visit to The Hague. Since Oumar’s visit in 2015, HiiL has been working hard on the development of the Paralegal Dashboard – an online tool, tailor-made for Deme So, that enhances file management and track the progress of their work on an online platform.
10 January 2017
By Martin Gramatikov, Head of Measuring Justice
Hundreds of thousands of employment disputes occur every year in Ukraine. Most of these disputes are about people’s most valuable human capital – their ability to work, earn stable income and guarantee the future for themselves and their families. Fair and secure employment relationships are the backbone of inclusive societies and prospering economies.
31 December 2016
By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL
Life always continues and is interconnected. So drawing a line in the sand of time and saying “this is 2016” and “that is 2017” is a bit odd. At the same time that line is useful. It creates a moment to look back, and based on that, move forward.
22 December 2016
By Dmitry Foremnyi, Innovating Justice Agent in Ukraine
It has been a very intense, interesting and fruitful time lately for HiiL in Ukraine. We’ve been trying and pushing hard to uphold the justice entrepreneurship spirit in Ukraine in 2016. Since it is the end of the year I’ve decided to wrap-up main stepping stones of this not even full year of HiiL’s activities.