2017

  • Legal Alarm: Innovating Justice in Ukraine and Beyond

    Legal Alarm: Innovating Justice in Ukraine and Beyond 04 July 2017

    By Nat√°lia Centkov√°, Communications Intern

    HiiL Justice Accelerator supports on a yearly basis innovations that foster faster conflict resolution and secure rights of citizens in legal systems all over the world. Legal Alarm, one of the winners of the last year's Innovating Justice Challenge, falls with its efforts in the category of innovations proving legal information whereby it creates rights awareness and secures access to justice for people who normally would be left helpless.

  • Rechtwijzer: Why Online Supported Dispute Resolution Is Hard to Implement

    Rechtwijzer: Why Online Supported Dispute Resolution Is Hard to Implement 21 June 2017

    By Maurits Barendrecht, Research Director

    In March 2017, HiiL, Modria and the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand (the Dutch legal aid board) announced that their cooperation around the Rechtwijzer platform had ended. What happened to this ‘revolutionary’ online justice platform and what are the lessons? This is an edited version of a paper exploring different theories: it was prepared for a conference of the International Legal Aid Group in June 2017.

  • Redesign

    Redesign 29 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Not only do we need to redesign justice systems, we also need to re-design our justice system design systems. Why? Many users of most justice systems are not getting what they could. Moreover, technology and science are changing societies at such speeds that our current factories for making the rules and mechanisms that get justice to citizens can’t keep up. Doing this is tough. It gets in the way of a lot of vested interests, engrained beliefs, lauded legal concepts, and embedded cultures.

  • De uitdaging: rechtszorg in plaats van rechtsstrijd bij scheiding

    De uitdaging: rechtszorg in plaats van rechtsstrijd bij scheiding 22 May 2017

    By Maurits Barendrecht, Research Director

    Scheiding is voor kinderen en partners een reorganisatieproces zonder weerga. Er is veel uit te zoeken en te regelen. Daarbij spelen sterke emoties en grote belangen. Hulp, ordening of toezicht door een rechter zijn daarom nodig. Maar er wordt breed erkend dat de huidige juridische manier van werken conflicten versterkt, matige kwaliteit oplevert en goede behandeling verhindert. Daarom hebben we in samenspraak met de branche een plan ontwikkeld dat moet leiden tot een vernieuwde hoofdroute: rechtszorg bij scheiding.

    Download hier het plan:

  • Launch of Family Justice Report in Uganda

    Launch of Family Justice Report in Uganda 22 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    On 18 May we launched our latest Justice Data Report on Family Justice in Uganda. This was done at a workshop hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. We were honoured with the attendance of representatives from the key actors from the justice system who are concerned with family justice.

    Download the full report in English here:

  • Justice Needs and Satisfaction in The United Arab Emirates: From Legal Problems to Legal Innovations

    Justice Needs and Satisfaction in The United Arab Emirates: From Legal Problems to Legal Innovations 22 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    The Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates and HiiL Innovating Justice collaborated in 2016 to identify and map out the legal challenges in the daily lives of the people living in the United Arab Emirates.

    Almost four thousand randomly selected individuals from across the Emirates were interviewed about their needs for just and fair processes and resolutions. People were asked whether they faced problems, which could have been resolved with legal means. We also asked locals and expats about their responses to the legal challenges. Where do they look for legal information and advice? Which justice journeys do they travel in order to receive fair resolutions? What are their perceptions of the quality of the dispute resolution procedures? How they see the outcomes of such processes?