2015

  • SME Empowerment in Action in Lagos

    SME Empowerment in Action in Lagos 16 November 2015

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO; Wilfried de Wever, Head of Justice Accelerator & Nathalie Dijkman, Justice Sector Advisor

    “I have been in business all my life. I started selling chickens by the roadside when I was ten. When I was at school I started a training initiative and later a media company. The media company did not succeed, but it taught me a lot and got me to where I am now. Then I went to law school and now I run mSMEGarage.”

  • Rechtwijzer at the 'Crystal Scales of Justice' Prize Ceremony

    04 November 2015

    By Tsvetelina Mihaylova, Former Product Manager 

    On Friday, 23 October, Executive Director of the Dutch Legal Aid Board, Peter van den Biggelaar, and HiiL Innovating Justice's Product Manager Tsvetelina Mihaylova visited Banja Luka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to attend the 2015 'Crystal Scales of Justice' Prize ceremony organised by the Council of Europe’s CEPEJ. Rechtwijzer was nominated for the Prize alongside other innovative initiatives from Scotland, Latvia and Serbia. These initiatives have developed information and communication technologies (ICT) that significantly improve the administration of justice and the functioning of courts.

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice 31 August 2015

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    On 11 August, the co-facilitators of the process that had to produce the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) sent a letter to the President of the UN General Assembly that their mission had been accomplished. In diplomatic speak: an outcome document containing a draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) had been adopted by consensus. In the diplomatic universe this means that the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives will rubberstamp the document when they meet at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 for the UN’s 70th birthday.

  • Onwards and upwards! Where are the winners of the IJ Awards 2014 now?

    Onwards and upwards! Where are the winners of the IJ Awards 2014 now? 25 February 2015

    On 26 November 2014, five winners of the Innovating Justice Awards went home with a total of €160.000 in seed-investments to kickstart their projects. In this blog, we look at the progress of JUST, WageIndicator Foundation and Accountability Lab, and learn more about their next steps.

  • First real contact with Rechtwijzer 2.0

    First real contact with Rechtwijzer 2.0 25 February 2015

    Over the past couple of months, a number of early adopters have started to organise their divorce plan on the renewed Rechtwijzer. This yields extremely useful feedback to improve this minimum viable product.

  • The other side of Yemen

    The other side of Yemen 18 February 2015

    Yemen has been in the news a lot recently: Shiite (Houthi) rebels assumed power over the country, demonstrations against them are suppressed, car bombs explode regularly in Sana’a, the former President is virtually under house arrest, and there is a clear connection between the Charlie Hebdo attacks and Yemen.