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  • Six suggestions for improving access to justice

    Six suggestions for improving access to justice 29 June 2015

    In this unique report, 24 leaders from the Dutch justice sector express a joint vision on the future of the legal infrastructure.

  • Ukraine: How war disrupts justice

    19 June 2015

    Regardless of their differing views, the rights and security of the people of Ukraine need to be protected by the rule of law. Today the country is in dire need of peace and justice. A study in 2010 showed that the most frequent justice needs were related to consumption of goods and services. Many people reported that these problems had significant impact on their lives.

  • SME Challenge Kickoff in Lagos, Nigeria

    SME Challenge Kickoff in Lagos, Nigeria 17 June 2015

    There is a great opportunity waiting to be seized in Africa. The large number of young professionals in the continent have a huge potential that is waiting to be unlocked. Unfortunately, young entrepreneurs in East and West Africa are often faced with little to no employment opportunities. You can feel the entrepreneurial energy in the air, but starting and growing a business is very difficult in many African countries. That is why, together with the Ford Foundation and the World Economic Forum, HiiL has launched the SME Challenge for East and West Africa.

  • More legal startups to improve access to justice for 40 million people by 2020

    More legal startups to improve access to justice for 40 million people by 2020 11 June 2015

    HiiL’s ambition to provide access to justice to at least 40 million people across the world by 2020 received support at the Innovating Justice Summit held in The Hague on Tuesday, 9 June 2015.

  • Zes Suggesties voor Verbetering van de Toegang tot het Recht

    Zes Suggesties voor Verbetering van de Toegang tot het Recht 29 May 2015

    Op 29 Juni 2015 gaven 24 leiders uit de juridische sector op persoonlijke titel in een uniek advies een gemeenschappelijke visie op de toekomst van de juridische infrastructuur.  

  • Configuring justice

    Configuring justice 01 April 2015

    ‘Responsiveness’ is not the first word that comes to mind when thinking of civil justice systems. In civil law countries like the Netherlands, we follow a lengthy legislative process if we want new rules governing our procedures. Starting with a working group of experts, a lengthy report with proposals, a slimmed down list after consultation with stakeholders, we gradually improve or procedures. There may be good reasons for such, but it does not make the justice sector responsive to justice needs.