Blogs

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

  • Online dispute resolution: Moving beyond fast, fair and efficient

    Online dispute resolution: Moving beyond fast, fair and efficient 01 July 2014

    The field of ODR has matured. That much became clear during the ODR 2014 conference in San Francisco and Palo Alto last week. The line up included names like Mitch Kapor, Charley Moore (founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer), Kent Walker (General Counsel of Google), Jim Silkenat (President of the ABA), Geoff Brigham (General Counsel of Wikimedia) and many more. Topics they covered ranged from reputation and trust issues for businesses to IP and privacy issues and the use of IT in government. Indeed, the term ODR is linked to a broad range of topics.

  • The need for justice incubators

    26 June 2014

    Incubators are in. Google the word and you will see. An incubator helps starting entrepreneurs further develop and scale-up innovative ideas. Incubators started in the for-profit world, but with social entrepreneurship on the rise, they are also moving into that area.

  • Latest nominations for the 2014 Living Wage Innovation Challenge and Innovating Justice Awards

    Latest nominations for the 2014 Living Wage Innovation Challenge and Innovating Justice Awards 23 June 2014

    HiiL’s 2014 Innovating Justice Awards and Living Wage Innovation Challenge are going strong! Here is a short summary of the latest nominations.

  • Update on Living Wage Innovation Challenge 2014

    Update on Living Wage Innovation Challenge 2014 03 June 2014

    HiiL’s 2014 Innovating Justice Awards and Living Wage Innovation Challenge are well underway! Here is a short summary of the nominations we have so far.

  • Legal aid in Europe

    Legal aid in Europe 22 May 2014

    HiiL published a report comparing legal aid systems in nine countries: France, Germany, Belgium, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, the Netherlands and Finland. The report has been produced for the research institute of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice (WODC). The report was sent to Dutch parliament on May 20, 2014, in order to inform the debate on legal aid reform. It also investigates the minimum requirements for state-financed legal aid under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and from case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

  • That elusive thing called justice leadership

    That elusive thing called justice leadership 22 May 2014

    In February we brought together a group of seven justice leaders from different parts of the world for two days; men and women who are leading or who have led impressive justice change in their countries, against many odds (the final report of that meeting is being finalized as I write). Their shared experiences drove home a number of important insights about the specific challenges of leadership in the justice sector.