Blogs

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

  • 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.

  • 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.