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  • The technology of access to justice: Rechtwijzer 2.0

    The technology of access to justice: Rechtwijzer 2.0 05 March 2014

    At HiiL, we partner with the Dutch Legal Aid Board and Modria (with support of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice) to develop an access to justice platform that builds on This application offers legal diagnosis and triage, basic information about rights and obligations and concrete tools and other support for solving legal problems.

  • User-friendly interfaces for courts

    User-friendly interfaces for courts 21 February 2014

    We live in a time where surgeons sitting in a room in New York perform the most sophisticated operations on patients lying on a bed in Paris. All thanks to technologies. It is sad to see how lawyers tend to get stuck in discussions about whether or not to allow technologies like videoconferencing, while the rest of the world has a conversation on Skype or Google Hangouts.

  • A game changer

    13 February 2014

    HiiL's Corry van Zeeland attended the launch of Roger Smith and Alan Paterson's research on digital legal services at the Nuffield Foundation in London.

  • Collaborating on Justice Innovation: The Hague and Canada

    Collaborating on Justice Innovation: The Hague and Canada 06 February 2014

    A recent and exciting justice innovation in Canada is the creation of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution. The Winkler Institute has an action-oriented three pillar mandate in the areas of teaching and learning, research and innovation and pilots and projects.

  • Directions to innovation: South by Southwest

    Directions to innovation: South by Southwest 04 February 2014

    In a digitised world, courts will still be key for delivering justice as they are the only institutions that have an adequate answer to the element of “make me”. An element part of most many disputes: often one person wants to change something in her relationship with someone else while this other might benefit form the status quo and needs to be nudged towards changing the situation. Courts can do that as they are back up by state coercion.

  • Davos 2014 and Justice

    Davos 2014 and Justice 26 January 2014

    The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos has many layers. Business leaders meet and do deals and forge partnerships. High potential start-ups use Davos to pitch. Members of governments come to support the deal making.