• A Talk with the Prime Minister

    22 March 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    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.

  • The Justice Leadership Group Welcomes its New Member

    The Justice Leadership Group Welcomes its New Member 09 March 2016

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

    The Justice Leadership Group is excited and honoured to announce that former Minister of Justice of Peru, Judge and former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Diego García-Sayán, joins the Justice Leadership Group.

  • Looking through the Rear View Mirror

    Looking through the Rear View Mirror 27 January 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    We are reaching the end of the year. My column is about the practice of law, so why don’t I take you through quick tour of where the end of 2015 brought me?

  • Innovating Tribunals & Being Open

    24 November 2015

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Two recent situations have led to calls for international accountability mechanisms. The responses to these calls differ widely. Why is this interesting? They show the potential of a more open justice innovation approach. And the costs of not doing so.

  • Rechtwijzer at the 'Crystal Scales of Justice' Prize Ceremony

    04 November 2015

    By Tsvetelina Mihaylova, Former Product Manager 

    On Friday, 23 October, Executive Director of the Dutch Legal Aid Board, Peter van den Biggelaar, and HiiL Innovating Justice's Product Manager Tsvetelina Mihaylova visited Banja Luka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to attend the 2015 'Crystal Scales of Justice' Prize ceremony organised by the Council of Europe’s CEPEJ. Rechtwijzer was nominated for the Prize alongside other innovative initiatives from Scotland, Latvia and Serbia. These initiatives have developed information and communication technologies (ICT) that significantly improve the administration of justice and the functioning of courts.

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice 31 August 2015

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    On 11 August, the co-facilitators of the process that had to produce the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) sent a letter to the President of the UN General Assembly that their mission had been accomplished. In diplomatic speak: an outcome document containing a draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) had been adopted by consensus. In the diplomatic universe this means that the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives will rubberstamp the document when they meet at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 for the UN’s 70th birthday.