Europe

  • HiiL Offers up to 20,000 EUR Plus Business Support for Justice Innovators

    HiiL Offers up to 20,000 EUR Plus Business Support for Justice Innovators 25 April 2017

    By Connor Sattely, Business Accelerator Agent

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    Innovators working on justice and legal issues worldwide can apply for up to 20,000 EUR in equity-free grant money as part of the HiiL Justice Accelerator’s Innovating Justice Challenge.

    The Call for Applications, which opened March 1 and remains open until June 30, encourages two types of application: first, startups with an idea and team may apply for funding in the Call for Innovations; second, individuals without a team or idea can apply for the Call for Talent.

  • The Belt Challenge and the Need for a Think

    The Belt Challenge and the Need for a Think 16 March 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    This will be a bit of an odd column: I’m going to talk international relations. Yes – I know I am a lawyer and not a foreign policy wonk. But I am worried about Europe. No, I don’t mean Brexit, Greek debts, or German, French and Dutch elections. A much bigger challenge lies more to the South, below Italy’s boot. I call that challenge the Belt. It’s a bit of a crude word, because it gives the impression that it’s a single challenge. It’s not. Justice is a large part of it.

  • Glass Half Full or Half Empty: Can Innovation Bridge the Gap in Employment Justice in Ukraine?

    Glass Half Full or Half Empty: Can Innovation Bridge the Gap in Employment Justice in Ukraine? 10 January 2017

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

    Hundreds of thousands of employment disputes occur every year in Ukraine. Most of these disputes are about people’s most valuable human capital – their ability to work, earn stable income and guarantee the future for themselves and their families. Fair and secure employment relationships are the backbone of inclusive societies and prospering economies.

  • Summing up Latest HiiL Developments in Ukraine

    Summing up Latest HiiL Developments in Ukraine 22 December 2016

    By Dmitry Foremnyi, Innovating Justice Agent in Ukraine

    It has been a very intense, interesting and fruitful time lately for HiiL in Ukraine. We’ve been trying and pushing hard to uphold the justice entrepreneurship spirit in Ukraine in 2016. Since it is the end of the year I’ve decided to wrap-up main stepping stones of this not even full year of HiiL’s activities.

  • Rechtwijzer Uit Elkaar; What Do Users Say after 6 Months?

    Rechtwijzer Uit Elkaar; What Do Users Say after 6 Months? 18 November 2016

    You have probably heard about Rechtwijzer (or you certainly will be if you have visited the HiiL website!) Our online separation platform has been live in The Netherlands for the past year and a half, guiding couples through the difficult process of separation step by step. It was born out of a Justice Needs Survey completed in Holland in 2014 which clearly spelled out the impact divorce has on Dutch society. ¾ of all divorce related problems result in mental health problems, be they stress or something more severe. 22% result in violence. Citizens reported financial worries, confusion as to the complexity of the process, and that agreements certified by courts do not always work for the couple when acted out in real life. And this impact stretches further than the separating couple themselves, but reverberates through their children, family and friends.

  • Online Dispute Resolution platform hits milestone of 500 couples completing divorce online

    Online Dispute Resolution platform hits milestone of 500 couples completing divorce online 30 September 2016

    HiiL reaches a milestone as one of their innovations, the Rechtwijzer platform, helped 500 couples through their divorce.