The latest news and updates from our bloggers, projects and publications.
11 January 2017
By Jamila Sallali, Research Assistant for Measuring Justice.
“We have to democratise the law and the right to access to justice and reduce the inequalities” as expressed by Oumar Dembele, the Coordinator of Plea and Communication at Deme So in late 2015. A long way we have come since his last visit to The Hague. Since Oumar’s visit in 2015, HiiL has been working hard on the development of the Paralegal Dashboard – an online tool, tailor-made for Deme So, that enhances file management and track the progress of their work on an online platform.
10 January 2017
By Martin Gramatikov, Head of Measuring Justice
Hundreds of thousands of employment disputes occur every year in Ukraine. Most of these disputes are about people’s most valuable human capital – their ability to work, earn stable income and guarantee the future for themselves and their families. Fair and secure employment relationships are the backbone of inclusive societies and prospering economies.
31 December 2016
By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL
Life always continues and is interconnected. So drawing a line in the sand of time and saying “this is 2016” and “that is 2017” is a bit odd. At the same time that line is useful. It creates a moment to look back, and based on that, move forward.
22 December 2016
By Dmitry Foremnyi, Innovating Justice Agent in Ukraine
It has been a very intense, interesting and fruitful time lately for HiiL in Ukraine. We’ve been trying and pushing hard to uphold the justice entrepreneurship spirit in Ukraine in 2016. Since it is the end of the year I’ve decided to wrap-up main stepping stones of this not even full year of HiiL’s activities.
20 December 2016
By Katie Davis, Communication Intern in The Hague
Simple ideas really can be powerful. This is elegantly demonstrated if one observes the impact of Deme So’s innovation to deliver access to justice to Malians, Tien Sira. The innovation is conceptually simple, yet provides access to justice in rural areas and upholds human rights by its functional service and protection extended to vulnerable groups of women, children, victims and witnesses.
19 December 2016
The 21st century is a new era in how to think about the worlds most pressing challenges; the big players in development realize that aid failed to help the world’s most vulnerable in meaningful ways. We also realize that strong rule of law and access to justice are vital to smooth economic development and upholding human rights.