Blogs

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  • 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.

  • How do you effect Rule Of Law?

    How do you effect Rule Of Law? 24 August 2012

    Calling for ‘rule of law’ is one thing. Actually getting it done is quite another. Politicians could use better guidance on what rule of law is and what challenges and dilemmas the notion can present in practice.

  • Court reform, the Italian way?

    Court reform, the Italian way? 21 August 2012

    In Italy, a good wine matures faster than a court case. Reform is on its way, though, as it is in Portugal, Greece and many other countries with ineffective court procedures. 

  • Signposting the global legal environment of the future

    Signposting the global legal environment of the future 25 July 2012

    After RIO+20 many wondered where the new treaties to sign were. The fact that the final document of this summit was in no measure to be compared to the groundbreaking treaties of twenty years ago let almost everyone to conclude that RIO+20 was a failure. But does it make sense to compare the realities of 2012 with those of 1992?