Projects

  • ACT: Towards living wages in global supply chains

    ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation): A collaborative process towards living wages for workers in global textile and garment supply chains.

  • Rechtwijzer 2.0: Technology that puts justice in your hands

    Rechtwijzer 2.0: Technology that puts justice in your hands

    Rechtwijzer 2.0 is an online-based dispute resolution platform that supports people throughout their justice journey.

  • Burenrechter: state-of-the-art resolution for neighbour disputes

    Courts do not have to be slow, formalistic and expensive. The Dutch Council of Judiciary (Raad voor de Rechtspraak) wants to show how adjudication can move online, become much more user-friendly and can effectively intervene in legal problems that many people experience. HiiL’s lab has been facilitating judges to design a prototype for an innovative website interface called: ‘Burenrechter’.

  • ICC’s legal-tools: ending impunity for international crimes

    ICC’s legal-tools: ending impunity for international crimes

    With the modern trend of punishing high level officials of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, national jurisdictions must be put in a better position to investigate and prosecute these crimes within their national court system.

  • Microjustice

    Microjustice

    The Microjustice research programme focuses on the most urgent access to justice issues for individuals, such as: identity documents, divorce, child support and inheritance, land and home property, work and payment, neighbour relations, issues with government agents related to government services. What do we know about access to justice that is both affordable for the poor and sustainable without subsidies?

  • Access to justice tools for internally displaced persons

    Internally displaced people in Azerbaijan have difficulty accessing justice. Can this be improved through innovative tools and working methods?

  • Divorce online

    An online platform supports the interaction between divorcees. It promotes a cooperative dialogue, addressing both the emotional issues, arrangements for the children, as well as the financial consequences of the divorce. The platform guides them towards resolution. If they cannot agree, the information submitted on the platform enables lawyers and judges to intervene more effectively.  

  • Highest national courts in an international world

    Highest national courts are increasingly influenced by rules and precedents beyond their countries borders. This has consequences for the way they work.

  • European rules for service contracts

    Over 50% of the European GDP is earned in services. But the law regarding services is not well developed. What kind of quality can be expected? Which information should providers of services give to their clients? What are remedies if a service does not lead to the expected outcome? .  

  • Designing a dispute system for Dutch public transport

    How could the roadmap for improved coordination and conflict resolution mechanisms in public transport look like?

  • Code of conduct for handling personal injury claims

    Code of conduct for handling personal injury claims

    Twenty principles, hundreds of good practices and things to avoid; resulting in a victim-friendly process for handling personal injury claims

  • Fair business practices

    Retailers and suppliers negotiating B2B contracts create value. But sometimes unfair outcomes occur due to power imbalances. How to prevent or remedy these unfair commercial practices in B2B relations?