Middle East

  • New report on Justice Needs of Syrian Refugees released

    New report on Justice Needs of Syrian Refugees released 29 March 2018

    By Nadja Kernchen, Research Assistant / Measuring Justice

    The war in Syria has forced millions of Syrians to flee their country. They are particularly vulnerable and live under difficult circumstances in their host countries. Access to justice, especially to formal institutions, is particularly challenging due to missing residence permits and critical documentation. Most refugees rely on themselves and their (often small) social network to seek information and resolve their problems. The biggest barrier which prevents many from engaging in dispute resolution is that the refugees do not believe that they will succeed or achieve a positive result.

  • Accountability Justice and Mundane Justice

    Accountability Justice and Mundane Justice 15 December 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Syria. The scale of displacement, destruction, violence, and victimhood is unprecedented by all standards.

  • 2017 Lebanon Justice Report

    2017 Lebanon Justice Report 01 December 2017

    By Rachel Meagher, Communications Intern

    6000 people in Lebanon have been surveyed for crucial data on their experience of the Lebanese justice system. HiiL’s latest report includes key findings on the state of justice in Lebanon, as well as the experiences of 1200 Syrian refugees’ too.

  • Jordan Justice Report October 2017

    Jordan Justice Report October 2017 23 October 2017

    By Rachel Meagher, Communications Intern

    Over 6000 Jordanians have been surveyed for crucial data on their experience of the Jordan justice system. HiiL’s latest report includes key findings on the state of justice in Jordan, as well as 600 Syrian refugees’ experiences and expectations of justice too.

  • Data Triangulation Workshop in Amman, Jordan

    Data Triangulation Workshop in Amman, Jordan 26 July 2017

    By Dr. Rodrigo Nunez, Justice Sector Advisor

    On Saturday July 8th, Martin Gramatikov, head of Measuring Justice, and Roger El Khoury, HiiL representative in the Arab countries and Senior Justice Sector Advisor, led a workshop with a distinguished group of Jordanian judges, lawyers, and civil society activists in Amman. This session was intended to present and discuss the preliminary findings of the Justice Needs and Satisfaction (JNS) survey HiiL conducted earlier this year in Jordan. 

  • 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?