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

  • Unchaining Access to Justice: The Potential of Blockchain

    Unchaining Access to Justice: The Potential of Blockchain 14 November 2017

    By Dr. Martin Gramatikov, Senior Justice Sector Advisor
    and Georgi Chisuse, Scalator

    Cryptocurrencies, and its underlying blockchain technology, are everywhere today. Bitcoin’s revolutionary breakthrough provoked intensive research into the potential adoption of backend technology into a multitude of fields. Essentially, blockchain is a secure digital ledger which can record almost anything which has value – coins and financial transactions, ID documents and ownership titles, votes and shares, property and contractual rights, positive and negative reviews. It is clear that blockchain technology will transform and probably disrupt many areas of the law in the months and years to come.

  • Employment Justice Workshop Tunisia

    Employment Justice Workshop Tunisia 06 November 2017

    By Nadja Kernchen, Research Assistant

    In an attempt to evolve data to action, HiiL has conducted a workshop in Tunis to formulate an action plan around designing smart employment contracts and innovative dispute resolution mechanisms around employment justice. The workshop was part of a larger project concerning the Justice Needs of the Tunisian people, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • 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.

  • What are HiiL Boostcamps? Explaining the IJ Challenge Process

    What are HiiL Boostcamps? Explaining the IJ Challenge Process 16 October 2017

    By Rachel Meagher, Communications Intern

    In the past month at HiiL, there has been a lot of activity surrounding our Boostcamps. These are events where chosen applications of the Innovating Justice Challenge pitch in front of local expert juries, and innovators are chosen to attend the Innovating Justice Forum in December, here in The Hague. These Boostcamps are an exciting, important step in the challenge, and are a crucial element of HiiL’s work.

  • Dutch Divorce Challenge Update

    Dutch Divorce Challenge Update 11 October 2017

    By Tim Verheij, Research Assistant Innovating Procedures

    In the past year, HiiL has been involved with the Dutch “Divorce Challenge”. This is a challenge run by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice that aims to collect ideas that lead to an improvement in divorce proceedings, and for the situations of children involved. Stemming from a motion from the Labour Party, on 6 September 2016, the Dutch former Minister of Security and Justice launched the Divorce Challenge.

  • Seatbelts On

    Seatbelts On 20 September 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    My last column was about Kenya. So is this one. For me, Kenya is currently one of the most interesting countries to follow if you are interested in rule of law development and justice innovation.