Insights

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

  • Preparing for the future and acting to shape it

    Preparing for the future and acting to shape it 14 April 2014

    As we highlighted in our book on Innovating Justice, our global network of innovators has taught us: to be a successful innovator you must know your market. You must see the needs out there and be able to make an offer you can't refuse to meet those needs. Getting the innovation off the ground takes hard work and sound management. And leadership is key.

  • Living Wage Innovation Challenge

    Living Wage Innovation Challenge 20 March 2014

    BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS

    Alongside the Innovating Justice Awards, this year HiiL is pleased to present for the first time the Living Wage Innovation Challenge, in partnership with C&A Foundation. This Challenge is looking for committed and inspiring innovators who offer solutions to fostering fair living wages and enabling more fair and stable conditions in the labour markets of the Ready Made Garment sector. Individuals and organisations can win global recognition and support. We have set aside a 100.000 EUR investment budget dedicated to making the top submissions more impactful, more suitable to the garment industry and more financially sustainable.

  • Yemen and where the small and the big connect – or do they?

    Yemen and where the small and the big connect – or do they? 18 March 2014

    This March the West met the East in Yemen and engaged in a passionate discussion on the conclusions of HiiLs’ Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey which took place in November last year.

  • Legal aid in Europe

    Legal aid in Europe 06 March 2014

    HiiL delivered a report to the research institute of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice (WODC) comparing legal aid systems in nine countries: France, Germany, Belgium, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, the Netherlands and Finland. The report will be published and sent to the Dutch parliament around June 1, 2014. It also investigates the minimum requirements for state-financed legal aid under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and from case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

  • The technology of access to justice: Rechtwijzer 2.0

    The technology of access to justice: Rechtwijzer 2.0 05 March 2014

    At HiiL, we partner with the Dutch Legal Aid Board and Modria (with support of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice) to develop an access to justice platform that builds on  www.rechtwijzer.nl. This application offers legal diagnosis and triage, basic information about rights and obligations and concrete tools and other support for solving legal problems.

  • Look and feel of justice: designs for the courts of the future

    Look and feel of justice: designs for the courts of the future 02 March 2014

    We generally do not think in terms of UX design, user interfaces, look and feel when we think of courts, procedures or the justice system more broadly. Lawyers focus on legal code and rules and do not bother about developing user-friendly interfaces for the justice system.