Blogs

The latest news and updates from our bloggers, projects and publications.

  • 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.

  • Justice Needs in Ukraine: Legal Problems in Daily Life

    Justice Needs in Ukraine: Legal Problems in Daily Life 01 March 2016

    Peace, rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights are key pillars for the development of Ukraine. The continuing military activities in the East, constant political turmoil, rampant corruption and distrust in justice are questioning the lessons from the Maidan revolution. 

  • Rechtwijzer featured in de Volkskrant

    29 February 2016

    Rechtwijzer was featured in an article in de Volkskrant on 27 February 2016.

    Doe-het-zelfscheiden op internet: Swipe rechts om te scheiden

  • Trends in Dutch Access to Justice 2003-2014

    Trends in Dutch Access to Justice 2003-2014 22 February 2016

    By Maurits Barendrecht, Research Director

    Procedures unfit to solve problems?

    The research centre of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice published its 5-yearly paths to justice survey. This happened for the third time now, so it is interesting to spot the trends. The overall picture is that the productivity of the Dutch legal system is decreasing. The same amount of money is spent on less problems, of which a lower proportion gets an adequate solution. So what is going on here?

  • The Challenge of the Large Justice Innovation Space in Ukraine

    The Challenge of the Large Justice Innovation Space in Ukraine 09 February 2016

    By Dr. Martin Gramatikov, Head of Measuring Justice & Senior Justice Sector Advisor

    Peace, rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights are key pillars for the development of Ukraine. The continuing military activities in the East, constant political turmoil, rampant corruption and distrust in justice are questioning the lessons from the Maidan revolution.