The latest news and updates from our bloggers, projects and publications.
25 April 2017
By Connor Sattely, Business Accelerator Agent
Innovators working on justice and legal issues worldwide can apply for up to 20,000 EUR in equity-free grant money as part of the HiiL Justice Accelerator’s Innovating Justice Challenge.
The Call for Applications, which opened March 1 and remains open until June 30, encourages two types of application: first, startups with an idea and team may apply for funding in the Call for Innovations; second, individuals without a team or idea can apply for the Call for Talent.
17 March 2017
With the technological dawn the avenues, through which citizens seek conflict resolution, have developed accordingly. Part of this movement is also the e-commerce website, Legal Legends, which provides legal services for entrepreneurs and small start-ups in Africa. Kyle Torrington, one of its founders, explains that they bring a far more quirky, and far more approachable take on legal services and provide start-ups with a legal help, as the high rates set by regular practitioners are rather discouraging. So how well does this initiative fit into this new approach to the provision of legal services?
16 March 2017
By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO
This will be a bit of an odd column: I’m going to talk international relations. Yes – I know I am a lawyer and not a foreign policy wonk. But I am worried about Europe. No, I don’t mean Brexit, Greek debts, or German, French and Dutch elections. A much bigger challenge lies more to the South, below Italy’s boot. I call that challenge the Belt. It’s a bit of a crude word, because it gives the impression that it’s a single challenge. It’s not. Justice is a large part of it.
27 February 2017
By Katie Davis, Communications Intern
Eve is one of the coordinators of Ufulu Wanga’s daily activities. She brings her experience and research into the social development and human rights issues in Malawi, to deconstruct the justice issues women in particular face. Ufulu Wanga means ‘my rights’ or ‘my freedom’. I interviewed Eve about this justice startups’ vision and enterprise model.
24 February 2017
By Nicoleta Balau, Justice Sector Advisor
This year, on February 7th in Tunis, HiiL gathered judicial experts, judges, lawyers, academics and representatives of civil society, to dive deep into priority categories of legal problems faced by Tunisians. The sessions’ aim was to present and discuss the findings of the Justice Needs and Satisfaction (JNS) survey HiiL conducted at the end of last year.
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.