Blogs

The latest news and updates from our bloggers, projects and publications.

  • Dynamic Data in Action with the Innovative Paralegal Dashboard

    Dynamic Data in Action with the Innovative Paralegal Dashboard 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.

  • Glass half full or half empty: can innovation bridge the gap in employment justice in Ukraine?

    Glass half full or half empty: can innovation bridge the gap in employment justice in Ukraine? 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.

  • We need a wave of justice innovation in 2017

    We need a wave of justice innovation in 2017 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.

  • Summing up latest HiiL developments in Ukraine

    Summing up latest HiiL developments in Ukraine 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.

  • Malians get legal help through transparent IT platform

    Malians get legal help through transparent IT platform 20 December 2016

    By Katie Davis, Communication Intern in The Hague

    Simple ideas really can be powerful. This is elegantly demonstrated if one observes the impact of Deme So’s innovation to deliver access to justice to Malians, Tien Sira. The innovation is conceptually simple, yet provides access to justice in rural areas and upholds human rights by its functional service and protection extended to vulnerable groups of women, children, victims and witnesses.

  • Six years of Innovating Justice Awards, what have we achieved?

    Six years of Innovating Justice Awards, what have we achieved? 19 December 2016

    The 21st century is a new era in how to think about the worlds most pressing challenges; the big players in development realize that aid failed to help the world’s most vulnerable in meaningful ways. We also realize that strong rule of law and access to justice are vital to smooth economic development and upholding human rights.