The latest from the Innovating Justice Forum, our bloggers, our projects and our publications. Selected to have impact on the way you work.
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).
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.
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.
21 February 2014
We live in a time where surgeons sitting in a room in New York perform the most sophisticated operations on patients lying on a bed in Paris. All thanks to technologies. It is sad to see how lawyers tend to get stuck in discussions about whether or not to allow technologies like videoconferencing, while the rest of the world has a conversation on Skype or Google Hangouts.
18 February 2014
For the fourth year, HiiL is running its Innovating Justice Award. There are two categories: Successful Innovation (innovative justice initiatives that are already making a difference) and Innovative Idea (new ventures or novel ideas with a strong potential of delivering concrete justice results).
13 February 2014
HiiL's Corry van Zeeland attended the launch of Roger Smith and Alan Paterson's research on digital legal services at the Nuffield Foundation in London.