Blogs

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

  • Accountability Justice and Mundane Justice

    Accountability Justice and Mundane Justice 15 December 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Syria. The scale of displacement, destruction, violence, and victimhood is unprecedented by all standards.

  • Innovating Justice Forum 2017

    Innovating Justice Forum 2017 11 December 2017

    By Rachel Meagher, Communications Intern.

    On December 7th 2017, HiiL hosted the Innovating Justice Forum in the Peace Palace. After months of preparation, the all-day event saw the brightest minds in justice innovation gather for a day of skill sessions workshops and panels of expert justice leaders - all relating to 2017’s theme of breaking barriers to justice innovation.

  • 2017 Lebanon Justice Report

    2017 Lebanon Justice Report 01 December 2017

    By Rachel Meagher, Communications Intern

    6000 people in Lebanon have been surveyed for crucial data on their experience of the Lebanese justice system. HiiL’s latest report includes key findings on the state of justice in Lebanon, as well as the experiences of 1200 Syrian refugees’ too.

  • Meet the African lawyers bringing accessible justice and law to 50 million Africans by 2030

    Meet the African lawyers bringing accessible justice and law to 50 million Africans by 2030 27 November 2017

    By Connor Sattely, Business Accelerator Agent


    Tucked away in a small side road in central Kampala lies a white, two-story building with a dozen lawyers crammed inside. But this is no traditional law firm - this is Barefoot Law. These lawyers each stared down a career of public prosecutorial work, private law work, or politics and chose a different path: using their talents and their love for technology to make access to justice and the law readily available to 50 million people in Africa by 2030.

  • Innovating Justice Forum 2017 - 3 weeks to go!

    Innovating Justice Forum 2017 - 3 weeks to go! 24 November 2017

    By Rachel Meagher, Communications Intern.

    Less than one month to go until the 8th Innovating Justice Forum! This year on December 7th, the greatest minds in law, entrepreneurship, big data and more are coming together in the Peace Palace to discuss how to break barriers to justice innovation. Will you be one of them?

  • 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.