The latest news and updates from our bloggers, projects and publications.
19 July 2016
Our Fourth Trend Report is titled, ‘ODR and the courts: The promise of 100% access to justice?’. Following extensive months of research, and a conference involving some of the most senior members of the executive and judiciary from around the world, we are proud to present to you the results of our findings.
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.
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.
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’.
14 April 2016
Ground breaking survey shows that access to legal justice in Uganda is patchy and unfair; solutions urgently needed.
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.