Measuring Justice

  • 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.

  • Onwards and upwards toward the International Year of Evaluation

    Onwards and upwards toward the International Year of Evaluation 19 December 2014

    2015 has been declared the International Year of Evaluation. This is good news for us. In this post I will try to quantify the work from HiiL’s Measuring & Evaluation team from over the past year. We measured justice in many different places around the world. From The Netherlands to Indonesia, we believe these figures are a great headway towards 2015, the International Year of Evaluation.

  • Nepal: The difference between law and reality

    15 December 2014

    By law, all people of Nepal are equal. In 1963, the caste system was declared obsolete and was abolished. The reality, however, is somewhat different. Inequalities, social practices and sheer poverty reinforce the rigid caste system which assigns the people to categories by the virtue of birth, and largely predefines their development and possibilities.

  • Largest Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey Ever Conducted in Africa

    Largest Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey Ever Conducted in Africa 10 October 2014

    Today the Ambassador of The Netherlands, Mr. Maarten Brouwer, and the European Union in Mali, Mr. Bielecki, Chargé d'affaires, presented the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Mali, Mr. Mohamed Aly Bathily with an overview report of the Justice Needs and Satisfaction survey that HiiL Innovating Justice conducted in Mali earlier this year. Journalists in Mali are invited to come by the Netherlands Embassy in Hippodrome and pick up a free copy of the report.

  • 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.