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

  • 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.

  • The Justice Leadership Group welcomes its new member

    The Justice Leadership Group welcomes its new member 09 March 2016

    By Tobijn de Graauw, Head of Programmes of the Justice Leadership Group

    The blog was originally published on JLG website

    The Justice Leadership Group is excited and honoured to announce that former Minister of Justice of Peru, Judge and former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Diego García-Sayán, joins the Justice Leadership Group.

  • Justice Needs in Ukraine: Legal problems in daily life

    Justice Needs in Ukraine: Legal problems in daily life 01 March 2016

    Peace, rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights are key pillars for the development of Ukraine. The continuing military activities in the East, constant political turmoil, rampant corruption and distrust in justice are questioning the lessons from the Maidan revolution.