Blogs

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

  • Redesign

    Redesign 29 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Not only do we need to redesign justice systems, we also need to re-design our justice system design systems. Why? Many users of most justice systems are not getting what they could. Moreover, technology and science are changing societies at such speeds that our current factories for making the rules and mechanisms that get justice to citizens can’t keep up. Doing this is tough. It gets in the way of a lot of vested interests, engrained beliefs, lauded legal concepts, and embedded cultures.

  • De uitdaging: rechtszorg in plaats van rechtsstrijd bij scheiding

    De uitdaging: rechtszorg in plaats van rechtsstrijd bij scheiding 22 May 2017

    By Maurits Barendrecht, Research Director

    Scheiding is voor kinderen en partners een reorganisatieproces zonder weerga. Er is veel uit te zoeken en te regelen. Daarbij spelen sterke emoties en grote belangen. Hulp, ordening of toezicht door een rechter zijn daarom nodig. Maar er wordt breed erkend dat de huidige juridische manier van werken conflicten versterkt, matige kwaliteit oplevert en goede behandeling verhindert. Daarom hebben we in samenspraak met de branche een plan ontwikkeld dat moet leiden tot een vernieuwde hoofdroute: rechtszorg bij scheiding.

    Download hier het plan:

  • Launch of Family Justice Report in Uganda

    Launch of Family Justice Report in Uganda 22 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    On 18 May we launched our latest Justice Data Report on Family Justice in Uganda. This was done at a workshop hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. We were honoured with the attendance of representatives from the key actors from the justice system who are concerned with family justice.

    Download the full report in English here:

  • Justice Needs and Satisfaction in The United Arab Emirates: From Legal Problems to Legal Innovations

    Justice Needs and Satisfaction in The United Arab Emirates: From Legal Problems to Legal Innovations 22 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    The Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates and HiiL Innovating Justice collaborated in 2016 to identify and map out the legal challenges in the daily lives of the people living in the United Arab Emirates.

    Almost four thousand randomly selected individuals from across the Emirates were interviewed about their needs for just and fair processes and resolutions. People were asked whether they faced problems, which could have been resolved with legal means. We also asked locals and expats about their responses to the legal challenges. Where do they look for legal information and advice? Which justice journeys do they travel in order to receive fair resolutions? What are their perceptions of the quality of the dispute resolution procedures? How they see the outcomes of such processes?

  • HiiL Launches Justice Data Report on Tunisia

    HiiL Launches Justice Data Report on Tunisia 11 May 2017

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    The voices of just over 7500 Tunisian citizens from all over the country were heard as we launched our latest justice data report in Tunis on 9 May. The first copy of the report was presented to H.E. Minister of Justice Jeribi, in the presence of the Dutch ambassador to Tunisia, H.E. Hans van Vloten Disselvelt, senior judges, prosecutors, the president of the Bar Association, leading academics, ministry officials, and representatives of the media.

    In his address to the meeting Minister Jeribi commended the efforts by HiiL for this very important study. The first step in any reform, he said, is to have a sound diagnosis of the reality on the ground. We need to have the accurate data and dashboards in order to be able to design the efficient and effective tools for reform. He also emphasized the importance of making real change, in ways that benefit citizens.

    The report is available from our website in Arabic and English. A French summary is also available.

  • Menselijk en rechtvaardig: Is de rechtsstaat er voor de burger?

    Menselijk en rechtvaardig: Is de rechtsstaat er voor de burger? 03 May 2017

    By Maurits Barendrecht, Research Director

    Burgers steunen het idee van de rechtsstaat volmondig. Maar bij mensen die een beroep op de rechtsstaat deden, overheerst onvrede. Dat is te begrijpen. Ons rechtssysteem is kostbaar, levert niet wat mensen nodig hebben, en is soms ronduit schadelijk. Dat ligt niet aan de spelers, maar aan het spel en strakke, sterk verouderde spelregels. De kennis en technologie om dat te verbeteren liggen klaar.

    Maar de juridische infrastructuur zit muurvast. Rechtvaardigheid moet de ruimte krijgen, juist nu. HiiL pleit voor drastische innovatie van de juridische infrastructuur, gericht op tien routes die voor de burger het belangrijkste zijn.

    Download het rapport hier: