Africa

  • Livelihood and Justice: The Bottom-up View

    Livelihood and Justice: The Bottom-up View 14 April 2016

    By Martin Gramatikov, Head of Measuring Justice & Senior Justice Sector Advisor

    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.

  • Working on Innovation in Mali

    Working on Innovation in Mali 30 November 2015

    By Wilfried De Wever, Head of Justice Accelerator; Kavita Heijstek-Ziemann, Senior Justice Sector Advisor & Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    “The people of Mali need to know that innovation is possible!” said H.E. Sanogo Aminata Malle, Minister of Justice of Mali, during her visit to HiiL Innovating Justice.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • The long walk to justice: seeking fair resolutions for family problems in Yemen

    The long walk to justice: seeking fair resolutions for family problems in Yemen 27 January 2015

    Despite the abundance of sectarian violence, radical terrorism, dysfunctional politics and deepening humanitarian crises - life in Yemen goes on. Electricity and water is off for most of the time but the people have learnt to adapt to this. The fortunate, the one that can afford it, use power generators and install water tank on their roofs. Despite the sometime desperate local situation, children still go to school. The traffic in Sana’a and the other big cities is as jammed and smelly as ever and the markets are thriving ad bustling with buyers and sellers. Although the people are afraid and concerned about their security and about the future of the country, life carries on.

  • 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.