Measuring Justice

  • 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.

  • Latin America: a key partner for Justice Innovation

    16 September 2014

    One of the most valuable experiences during my internship at HiiL was the exposure to innovations and desire to pioneer solutions for improving access to justice. This made me realise the significance of what is happening in Latin America in terms of justice innovation.

  • 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.