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  • Legal Futures of Singapore

    Legal Futures of Singapore 27 July 2015

    By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL Innovating Justice

    “I go where the puck will be.” Richard Susskind was quoting Wayne Gretski, who responded to the question on whether he was the best ice hockey player ever. Contrary to Gretski, legal systems are going where the puck once was. As Richard put it: they are based on 19th and 20th century models and are no longer fit for purpose.

  • Why is Angela Merkel needed to reform Greek civil procedure?

    Why is Angela Merkel needed to reform Greek civil procedure? 22 July 2015

    By Prof. Dr. Maurits Barendrecht

    The Greeks do not seem to be very disciplined in paying their bills. Small wonder, when you look at their civil justice system, which is due for reform. Today the Greek parliament will vote to change the laws of civil procedure. Getting the civil procedure on track was one of the conditions to the agreement reached with the EU early Monday morning on July 12. This seems to be an odd condition for a bailout. Macroeconomic reforms are okay, but should Europe’s prime ministers interfere with the laws telling Greek citizens how to interact with their judges?

  • Justice Needs & Satisfaction Survey in the Netherlands: Employee dismissal procedures

    Justice Needs & Satisfaction Survey in the Netherlands: Employee dismissal procedures 01 July 2015

    Dismissal procedures are the cause of stress and emotional problems. This is just one of the outcomes from HiiL's Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey conducted by our Measuring Justice team in the Netherlands.

  • Six suggestions for improving access to justice

    Six suggestions for improving access to justice 29 June 2015

    In this unique report, 24 leaders from the Dutch justice sector express a joint vision on the future of the legal infrastructure.

  • Ukraine: How war disrupts justice

    19 June 2015

    Regardless of their differing views, the rights and security of the people of Ukraine need to be protected by the rule of law. Today the country is in dire need of peace and justice. A study in 2010 showed that the most frequent justice needs were related to consumption of goods and services. Many people reported that these problems had significant impact on their lives.

  • SME Challenge kickoff: Lagos, Nigeria

    SME Challenge kickoff: Lagos, Nigeria 17 June 2015

    There is a great opportunity waiting to be seized in Africa. The large number of young professionals in the continent have a huge potential that is waiting to be unlocked. Unfortunately, young entrepreneurs in East and West Africa are often faced with little to no employment opportunities. You can feel the entrepreneurial energy in the air, but starting and growing a business is very difficult in many African countries. That is why, together with the Ford Foundation and the World Economic Forum, HiiL has launched the SME Challenge for East and West Africa.