Blogs

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

  • 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:

  • HiiL Offers up to 20,000 EUR Plus Business Support for Justice Innovators

    HiiL Offers up to 20,000 EUR Plus Business Support for Justice Innovators 25 April 2017

    By Connor Sattely, Business Accelerator Agent

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    Innovators working on justice and legal issues worldwide can apply for up to 20,000 EUR in equity-free grant money as part of the HiiL Justice Accelerator’s Innovating Justice Challenge.

    The Call for Applications, which opened March 1 and remains open until June 30, encourages two types of application: first, startups with an idea and team may apply for funding in the Call for Innovations; second, individuals without a team or idea can apply for the Call for Talent.

  • Legal Legends: Platform that fills in the gaps in South African legal system for start-ups

    Legal Legends: Platform that fills in the gaps in South African legal system for start-ups 17 March 2017

    By Nat√°lia Centkov√° & Katie Davis, Communications Interns

    With the technological dawn the avenues, through which citizens seek conflict resolution, have developed accordingly. Part of this movement is also the e-commerce website, Legal Legends, which provides legal services for entrepreneurs and small start-ups in Africa. Kyle Torrington, one of its founders, explains that they bring a far more quirky, and far more approachable take on legal services and provide start-ups with a legal help, as the high rates set by regular practitioners are rather discouraging. So how well does this initiative fit into this new approach to the provision of legal services?