Middle East

  • Justice Needs and Satisfaction in The United Arab Emirates: From Legal Problems to Legal Innovations

    Justice Needs and Satisfaction in The United Arab Emirates: From Legal Problems to Legal Innovations 22 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    The Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates and HiiL Innovating Justice collaborated in 2016 to identify and map out the legal challenges in the daily lives of the people living in the United Arab Emirates.

    Almost four thousand randomly selected individuals from across the Emirates were interviewed about their needs for just and fair processes and resolutions. People were asked whether they faced problems, which could have been resolved with legal means. We also asked locals and expats about their responses to the legal challenges. Where do they look for legal information and advice? Which justice journeys do they travel in order to receive fair resolutions? What are their perceptions of the quality of the dispute resolution procedures? How they see the outcomes of such processes?

  • 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.

  • Justice Leadership Group meets to discuss justice challenges in the Arab world

    Justice Leadership Group meets to discuss justice challenges in the Arab world 03 October 2016

    By Tobijn de Graauw, Head of Programmes of the Justice Leadership Group

    The blog was originally published on JLG website

    In response to the major justice leadership challenges ahead in countries in the Arab world, such as Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, where rule of law needs to be rebuilt when a viable peace process gets underway, the Justice Leadership Group held a Justice Dialogue in Amman, Jordan.

  • HiiL Justice Accelerator Excels at Bringing Out the Best of Innovators

    HiiL Justice Accelerator Excels at Bringing Out the Best of Innovators 29 September 2016

    The HiiL Justice Accelerator this week wrapped up a landmark 14-day marathon of six events across Africa and Ukraine, highlighting and judging the world’s most innovative justice entrepreneurs.

  • Prioritising rule of law reform in the Middle East

    Prioritising rule of law reform in the Middle East 26 May 2011

    Given the historical developments in the Arab world and the expected transition to democracy in several Arab countries, what should be the focus of rule of law reform programs of potential donors? In an international meeting jointly organised by HiiL and ACRLI local actors presented their views.