Insights

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

  • Community mediation in Liberia: Ebola, child welfare and building trust

    Community mediation in Liberia: Ebola, child welfare and building trust 26 February 2015

    In late July last year, my organization, the Citizens Bureau for Development and Productivity (Citizens Bureau) formally launched a community mediation program in Logan Town, Monrovia. With technical support from the Accountability Lab (a local NGO) and seed-funding from Trust Africa (a pan-African grantmaker) we had very high hopes. Packed in a hot, unlighted church for the launch event were civil society representatives, government officials, and personnel of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

  • Onwards and upwards! Where are the winners of the IJ Awards 2014 now?

    Onwards and upwards! Where are the winners of the IJ Awards 2014 now? 25 February 2015

    On 26 November 2014, five winners of the Innovating Justice Awards went home with a total of €160.000 in seed-investments to kickstart their projects. In this blog, we look at the progress of JUST, WageIndicator Foundation and Accountability Lab, and learn more about their next steps.

  • First real contact with Rechtwijzer 2.0

    First real contact with Rechtwijzer 2.0 25 February 2015

    Over the past couple of months, a number of early adopters have started to organise their divorce plan on the renewed Rechtwijzer. This yields extremely useful feedback to improve this minimum viable product.

  • The other side of Yemen

    The other side of Yemen 18 February 2015

    Yemen has been in the news a lot recently: Shiite (Houthi) rebels assumed power over the country, demonstrations against them are suppressed, car bombs explode regularly in Sana’a, the former President is virtually under house arrest, and there is a clear connection between the Charlie Hebdo attacks and Yemen.

  • The long walk to justice: seeking fair resolutions for family problems in Yemen

    The long walk to justice: seeking fair resolutions for family problems in Yemen 27 January 2015

    Despite the abundance of sectarian violence, radical terrorism, dysfunctional politics and deepening humanitarian crises - life in Yemen goes on. Electricity and water is off for most of the time but the people have learnt to adapt to this. The fortunate, the one that can afford it, use power generators and install water tank on their roofs. Despite the sometime desperate local situation, children still go to school. The traffic in Sana’a and the other big cities is as jammed and smelly as ever and the markets are thriving ad bustling with buyers and sellers. Although the people are afraid and concerned about their security and about the future of the country, life carries on.

  • Onwards and upwards toward the International Year of Evaluation

    Onwards and upwards toward the International Year of Evaluation 19 December 2014

    2015 has been declared the International Year of Evaluation. This is good news for us. In this post I will try to quantify the work from HiiL’s Measuring & Evaluation team from over the past year. We measured justice in many different places around the world. From The Netherlands to Indonesia, we believe these figures are a great headway towards 2015, the International Year of Evaluation.