Insights

The latest from the Innovating Justice Forum, our bloggers, our projects and our publications. Selected to have impact on the way you work.

  • Largest Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey Ever Conducted in Africa

    Largest Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey Ever Conducted in Africa 10 October 2014

    Today the Ambassador of The Netherlands, Mr. Maarten Brouwer, and the European Union in Mali, Mr. Bielecki, Chargé d'affaires, presented the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Mali, Mr. Mohamed Aly Bathily with an overview report of the Justice Needs and Satisfaction survey that HiiL Innovating Justice conducted in Mali earlier this year. Journalists in Mali are invited to come by the Netherlands Embassy in Hippodrome and pick up a free copy of the report.

  • “There has never been and there will never be a nation state.”

    “There has never been and there will never be a nation state.” 06 October 2014

    It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend, Patrick Glenn. He participated in HiiL’s research project on the changing role of highest courts and was Henry G. Schermers Fellow at HiiL between 2010 and 2011. In that last capacity, Patrick helped us tremendously with untangling the many threads we had s when developing the Law Scenarios to 2030. His thinking lives on in them. He will be dearly missed.

  • Le Mali vient de faire un pas de géant

    Le Mali vient de faire un pas de géant 02 October 2014

    Editor's note: This blog was originally published in English on 26 August 2014. However at HiiL, we believe that justice innovation does not follow a single language; rather, it is as diverse as the people who work in this exciting field. Therefore, going forward, some of our blog posts may be published in a language other than English.

  • “Politically smart and locally-led justice programming”

    “Politically smart and locally-led justice programming” 02 October 2014

    A few weeks ago I attended a fascinating meeting with this provocative title at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London. It implies that most justice programming is politically dumb, top-down, internationally-led and that it is not a good thing.

  • 7 steps towards actionable justice indicators

    7 steps towards actionable justice indicators 29 September 2014

    In hindsight, the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are considered a success. Governments, civil society and international organisations worked hard to achieve 8 vital targets - from eradicating extreme poverty and hunger to combating diseases such as HIV and malaria. An ongoing diplomatic process is in place, as well as a broad civil discussion to formulate the goals and targets for the post-2015 MDGs.

  • Justice Innovation from British Columbia: built from the justice needs of its users

    Justice Innovation from British Columbia: built from the justice needs of its users 24 September 2014

    Last week, my colleague Henk Jan Scholten and I visited the Legal Services Society (LSS) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This place has been described to me as the ‘Silicon Valley for the justice sector’, especially when it comes to public legal information applications.