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  • Trend report: can we trust lawmaking going private, international and informal?

    Trend report: can we trust lawmaking going private, international and informal? 05 October 2012

    National bank presidents, world leaders and corporate networks meet in hotels where they set the rules of the game. Many people distrust these processes, and for good reasons. At the same time, they benefit from such rules when they take a plane, buy safe food or see trade in blood diamonds restricted.

    HiiL’s Trend report Rulejungling: When lawmaking goes private, international and informal analyses where lawyers, courts and parliaments in national states lose control. Innovative processes will have to ensure people still have a say in how they are governed. A truly global and trustworthy rulemaking profession can be part of the answer.

  • Laws set by contracts between businesses

    27 September 2012

    Increasingly important governance decisions are being made by private actors such as corporations. What is notable about this trend is that the governance mechanism that is used is contractual.

  • Rule of law experts tell UN what works

    Rule of law experts tell UN what works 18 September 2012

    While there is mounting scepticism regarding the success of rule of law promotion, important insights have been gained, and tangible successes - fragile or more robust - have been achieved in the past 5-10 years.

  • HiiL - seven years of innovation

    HiiL - seven years of innovation 13 September 2012

    Seven years ago - on 13 September 2005 - in the Gotische Zaal of the Council of State building in The Hague, HiiL was officially launched.

  • How can we solve land disputes around the world?

    11 September 2012

    With most disputes in the world about land rights, are there resolutions to these complex issues?

  • Delivering the legal information people really need

    Delivering the legal information people really need 30 August 2012

    The challenge in delivering legal information targeted on needs of disputants is key to legal empowerment. It came out as the number one strategy for improving access to justice when 100 experts discussed the HiiL trend report on Basic Justice Care.