Blogs

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

  • Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Ukraine and Uganda

    Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Ukraine and Uganda 23 May 2016

    By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL Innovating Justice

    What do Ukraine and Uganda have in common, besides the U at the beginning of their name? An elaborate justice needs and satisfaction survey was just done in both countries. The Ukraine results were presented on 1 March. The Uganda results on 14 April.

  • Online Dispute Resolution: a rich toolbox that can help courts improve access to justice

    Online Dispute Resolution: a rich toolbox that can help courts improve access to justice 13 May 2016

    By Jin Ho Verdonschot, Director HiiL Rechtwijzer Technology

    We are getting close to 23 and 24 May, when we will host the 15th edition of the Global ODR conference in The Hague. With more than 150 ODR practitioners, court professionals, policy makers, legal tech and legal services professionals, we will discuss how ODR can help our courts and improve access to justice. ODR offers great opportunities for making justice work for people. Its utilisation of new technologies, cutting edge knowledge on conflict resolution, and new forms of organisation and governance open new avenues to delivering high quality justice in a manner that is cost effective for citizens and for society.

  • How these Ugandan justice entrepreneurs will soon be impacting thousands of small businesses

    How these Ugandan justice entrepreneurs will soon be impacting thousands of small businesses 22 April 2016

    By Nathalie Dijkman, Innovating Justice Agent

    A narrow unpaved road in Bukoto, Kampala, leads to the African Innovation Centre where the Barefoot Lawyers are housed. Walking in, you are welcomed with a big smile by a small group of lawyers typing away behind their laptops, tablets and smartphones. Although the daily routine allows for lunch talks about the newest (political) scandals, most of the lawyers are nearly overburdened by a pile of inquiries, legal procedures and emergency cases that need urgent attention: ‘Please incorporate my business today otherwise it will be closed down by the authorities’.

  • Justice Needs in Uganda: Legal problems in daily life

    Justice Needs in Uganda: Legal problems in daily life 14 April 2016

    Ground breaking survey shows that access to legal justice in Uganda is patchy and unfair; solutions urgently needed.

  • Livelihood and Justice: The Bottom-up View

    Livelihood and Justice: The Bottom-up View 14 April 2016

    By Martin Gramatikov, Head of Measuring and Evaluation

    Comparing legal phenomena between countries with different legal origins, legal cultures and frameworks is risky and more often than not leads to dubious conclusions. Therefore I am not going to compare the results from Ukraine and Uganda directly. What I want to discuss is the structure of the most prevalent justice needs - problems that occur in people's lives and (potentially) can be resolved with legal means.

  • A talk with the Prime Minister

    22 March 2016

    By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL Innovating Justice

    One of my highlights at Davos this year was a closed meeting with the newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. We were with a small group of international civil society organisations from the field of human rights, rule of law and peace. The meeting was held under the Chatham House rule so I will not disclose what others or the PM said. Nothing in that rule however prevents me from telling you what I contributed.