Africa

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Le Mali vient de faire un pas de géant

    Le Mali vient de faire un pas de géant 02 October 2014

    “Normalement c’est nous qui jugent. Cette fois les citoyens ont nous juger.”

    C’est avec ces mots que le secrétaire général du ministère de la justice du Mali a clôturé une rencontre intensive de deux jours portant sur le projet de rapport de synthèse de l’enquête réalisée par Hill sur les besoins et la satisfaction des Maliens en matière de justice. Presque tous les hauts responsables de la justice du Mali étaient présents : les présidents des juridictions, les directions du ministère, les procureurs, le Médiateur de la République, les leaders de la société civile et le barreau. Le rapport final sera disponible d'ici la fin du mois de septembre.

  • Buckle up! What seat belts can tell us about the rule of law

    Buckle up! What seat belts can tell us about the rule of law 28 August 2014

    Taxis don't speak but they can tell us a lot about a country and its spirit. In Bamako, the capital of Mali, your usual taxi is a 1980s Mercedes. Their shabby looks, grungy radios, funny engine sounds and uncanny odours are revealing about the creativity of Malian taxi drivers and mechanics. One particular feature of driving in Mali is that very few drivers, if any, wear seat belts. Although it is compulsory by law, traffic police officers do not seem to be particularly bothered.

  • Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey in Mali: from Data to Action

    Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey in Mali: from Data to Action 26 August 2014

    “Normally it is us who judge. This time the citizens judged us.”

    With those words the secretary-general of the ministry of justice of Mali closed an intensive two-day meeting about the draft overview report of HiiL’s latest Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey. Almost the entire justice leadership of Mali was there: presidents of jurisdictions, ministry directorates, prosecutors, the médiateur du république, civil society leaders, and the bar association. The final report will be available by the end of September.