Blogs

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

  • Six Years of Innovating Justice Awards: What have we achieved?

    Six Years of Innovating Justice Awards: What have we achieved? 19 December 2016

    The 21st century is a new era in how to think about the worlds most pressing challenges; the big players in development realize that aid failed to help the world’s most vulnerable in meaningful ways. We also realize that strong rule of law and access to justice are vital to smooth economic development and upholding human rights.

  • Justice doit être ouvert vers la société

    Justice doit être ouvert vers la société 08 December 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Tel était le message central du discours d'ouverture du ministre Mamadou Konaté à la première conférence des procureurs du Mali tenue sous le thème du «ministère public pour l'action publique» au début du mois. «Vous êtes, disait-il aux procureurs, des défenseurs clé de l'intérêt public et un poste de premier plan dans la société pour la justice.» Le ministre Konaté souhaite que cette conférence ait lieu tous les ans - sous forme d’une réunion qui sert à parler de la défense de l'intérêt public et à comment mieux servir les citoyens du Mali.

  • ‘Justice doit être ouvert vers la société’

    ‘Justice doit être ouvert vers la société’ 21 November 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    This was the core message in the opening address of minister Mamadou Konaté to the first conference of public prosecutors of Mali held under the theme ‘the public ministry for public action’ earlier this month. ‘You are’, he said to the prosecutors, ‘a key advocate of the public interest and an advance post into society for justice.’ Minister Konaté wants this conference to take place every year – a gathering at which to reflect on standing up for the public interest and better serving the citizens of Mali.

  • Rechtwijzer Uit Elkaar; What Do Users Say after 6 Months?

    Rechtwijzer Uit Elkaar; What Do Users Say after 6 Months? 18 November 2016

    You have probably heard about Rechtwijzer (or you certainly will be if you have visited the HiiL website!) Our online separation platform has been live in The Netherlands for the past year and a half, guiding couples through the difficult process of separation step by step. It was born out of a Justice Needs Survey completed in Holland in 2014 which clearly spelled out the impact divorce has on Dutch society. ¾ of all divorce related problems result in mental health problems, be they stress or something more severe. 22% result in violence. Citizens reported financial worries, confusion as to the complexity of the process, and that agreements certified by courts do not always work for the couple when acted out in real life. And this impact stretches further than the separating couple themselves, but reverberates through their children, family and friends.

  • Divorced From Reality

    28 October 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Gillian Hadfield just came out with a fabulous book 'Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy'. In it, she argues that the design machine we have for making rules that work for people in the world of today is broken. What it produces is of inferior quality: often out-dated, too complex, and it does not always solve the problem.

  • Justice Leadership Group meets to discuss justice challenges in the Arab world

    Justice Leadership Group meets to discuss justice challenges in the Arab world 03 October 2016

    By Tobijn de Graauw, Head of Programmes of the Justice Leadership Group

    The blog was originally published on JLG website

    In response to the major justice leadership challenges ahead in countries in the Arab world, such as Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, where rule of law needs to be rebuilt when a viable peace process gets underway, the Justice Leadership Group held a Justice Dialogue in Amman, Jordan.