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  • Measuring the impact of justice innovation: HiiL Justice Accelerator Impact Report

    Measuring the impact of justice innovation: HiiL Justice Accelerator Impact Report 25 January 2017

    By Nathalie EJ Dijkman, Justice Sector Advisor

    The first Impact Report of the HiiL Justice Accelerator has indicated that, through supporting a community of 384 innovations over 5 years, the Accelerator has provided access to justice to more than 1.4 million people.

  • We need a wave of justice innovation in 2017

    We need a wave of justice innovation in 2017 31 December 2016

    By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL

    Life always continues and is interconnected. So drawing a line in the sand of time and saying “this is 2016” and “that is 2017” is a bit odd. At the same time that line is useful. It creates a moment to look back, and based on that, move forward.

  • Six years of Innovating Justice Awards, what have we achieved?

    Six years of Innovating Justice Awards, what have we achieved? 19 December 2016

    The 21st century is a new era in how to think about the worlds most pressing challenges; the big players in development realize that aid failed to help the world’s most vulnerable in meaningful ways. We also realize that strong rule of law and access to justice are vital to smooth economic development and upholding human rights.

  • Divorced From Reality

    28 October 2016

    By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL Innovating Justice

    Gillian Hadfield just came out with a fabulous book: Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy. In it, she argues that the design machine we have for making rules that work for people in the world of today is broken. What it produces is of inferior quality: often out-dated, too complex, and it does not always solve the problem.

  • ODR and the courts: The promise of 100% access to justice?

    ODR and the courts: The promise of 100% access to justice? 19 July 2016

    Our Fourth Trend Report is titled, ‘ODR and the courts: The promise of 100% access to justice?’.  Following extensive months of research, and a conference involving some of the most senior members of the executive and judiciary from around the world, we are proud to present to you the results of our findings.

  • A talk with the Prime Minister

    22 March 2016

    By Sam Muller, CEO HiiL Innovating Justice

    One of my highlights at Davos this year was a closed meeting with the newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. We were with a small group of international civil society organisations from the field of human rights, rule of law and peace. The meeting was held under the Chatham House rule so I will not disclose what others or the PM said. Nothing in that rule however prevents me from telling you what I contributed.