2014

  • The complex reality of the living wage

    The complex reality of the living wage 25 November 2014

    This week I met a young woman named works long hours at a garment factory while her ailing mother cares for her daughter. She brings home just over the recently increased monthly minimum wage of 5300 Taka (or $68). 

  • A Global Agenda and the challenge of managing it

    A Global Agenda and the challenge of managing it 17 November 2014

    This week I attended the Summit on the Global Agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF). It’s an annual event – my fourth – that brings together over 80 Global Agenda Councils, each built around global challenges ranging from cities, unemployment, finance, and data for development, to the automotive industry, justice and specific regions, like Africa. I was there as vice-chair of the Justice Council and member of the meta-council on New Architecture of Global Governance.

  • 5th Annual Innovating Justice Forum - Latest updates!

    5th Annual Innovating Justice Forum - Latest updates! 22 October 2014

    Around the world, legal systems, legal professionals and social entrepreneurs are challenged to deliver more justice, to more people, with fewer resources. Innovations arising in the ready-made garment industry are helping global supply chains with the increased pressure to provide stable and fair conditions to workers. We need more innovators who are up to the task and we need to learn how to work with them to strengthen our effectiveness, impact and return on investment.

  • Meet our Finalists: Living Wage Innovation Challenge and Innovating Justice Awards 2014

    Meet our Finalists: Living Wage Innovation Challenge and Innovating Justice Awards 2014 21 October 2014

    Following a tough selection process, the online voting round and wildcard selections: our finalists for the Living Wage Innovation Challenge and the Innovating Justice Awards have been chosen! Allow us to introduce you to the finalists from each of our three categories, the Living Wage Innovation Challenge, Innovative Ideas and Successful Innovations; and give you a snapshot of their innovations.

    Would you like to meet and work with these innovators at the Innovating Justice Forum in the Peace Palace? Contact us!

  • Largest Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey Ever Conducted in Africa

    Largest Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey Ever Conducted in Africa 10 October 2014

    Today the Ambassador of The Netherlands, Mr. Maarten Brouwer, and the European Union in Mali, Mr. Bielecki, Chargé d'affaires, presented the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Mali, Mr. Mohamed Aly Bathily with an overview report of the Justice Needs and Satisfaction survey that HiiL Innovating Justice conducted in Mali earlier this year. Journalists in Mali are invited to come by the Netherlands Embassy in Hippodrome and pick up a free copy of the report.

  • “There has never been and there will never be a nation state.”

    “There has never been and there will never be a nation state.” 06 October 2014

    It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend, Patrick Glenn. He participated in HiiL’s research project on the changing role of highest courts and was Henry G. Schermers Fellow at HiiL between 2010 and 2011. In that last capacity, Patrick helped us tremendously with untangling the many threads we had s when developing the Law Scenarios to 2030. His thinking lives on in them. He will be dearly missed.