Projects

  • Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Nigeria

    Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Nigeria

    We asked more than 6000 randomly selected adult Nigerians about their legal needs and what they do to try to get access to justice. This information will become the base to develop data-driven innovations in the country.

  • Justice Needs Survey in Mali - Second wave

    Justice Needs Survey in Mali - Second wave

    HiiL is currently conducting the second wave Justice Needs Survey in Mali in cooperation with the Malian Ministry of Justice. Following the results from our first study in 2014, we co-designed the new survey to measure the progress that the country has made in providing access to justice to its citizens.

  • Innovating Justice Challenge

    Innovating Justice Challenge

    The Innovating Justice Challenge is organised annually by the Innovating Justice Accelerator to seek out the best justice entrepreneurs in the world.

  • Justice Needs Survey in Bangladesh

    Justice Needs Survey in Bangladesh

    HiiL conducted a Justice Needs Survey in Bangladesh as part of our larger multi-country project commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Respondents were interviewed about their specific justice needs and their pursued paths to justice. While also highlighting their perceptions on the quality the procedure, quality of the outcomes, and costs of these paths to justice. Additionally, the research covered general perceptions and attitudes regarding the justice system in Bangladesh.

  • Justice Innovation Uganda

    Justice Innovation Uganda

    HiiL in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency at the Swedish Embassy in Uganda will execute a 3-year programme between 2017 -2019 called ‘Justice Innovation Uganda’.

  • Justice Needs Survey in Kenya

    Justice Needs Survey in Kenya

    Together with the World Bank, the Judiciary of Kenya have commissioned HiiL to conduct the Justice Needs and Satisfaction survey [JNS], commencing in 2017 in the Republic of Kenya. More than 6000 randomly selected Kenyans will be interviewed about their legal needs, and will provide in-depth information about their justice journeys. The key objective of this JNS is to learn what are the most serious and prevalent justice problems in Kenya; to map out how the users of justice perceive the quality of the justice processes and the quality of the justice outcomes. The study will also look at Kenyans’ perceptions on public and private institutions, as well as their levels of legal empowerment.

  • Measuring Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Lebanon

    Measuring Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Lebanon

    In 2017 HiiL will be conducting research in Lebanon to reveal the justice needs and satisfaction of the people living there and enable evidence based decision making in the judicial sphere. This study is part of a larger multi-country project commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Justice Needs & Satisfaction Survey goes to the heart of understanding justice needs in the UAE

    Justice Needs & Satisfaction Survey goes to the heart of understanding justice needs in the UAE

    HiiL, in partnership with the The Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), identified the most pressing justice problems that residents of the UAE (both locals and expats) face. The Justice Needs and Satisfaction Tool (JNST) is able to track relevant elements of justice pathways of those residing in the UAE.

    The Justice Needs and Satisfaction Report aims to assist the Ministry of Justice in further improving their delivery of justice as well as in prioritising and innovating around the needs and expectations of their residents.

  • Measuring Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Tunisia

    Measuring Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Tunisia

    In October and November 2016, HiiL conducted a Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey in Tunisia. The data reveals the most pressing justice needs of Tunisians and enables evidence based decision making in the judicial sphere. In October 2017, HiiL conducted a follow-up workshop around employment justice in Tunis in order to build a coalition of stakeholders that moves from data to action. The project is part of a multi-country strategic program commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Justice Needs & Satisfaction in Uganda

    Justice Needs & Satisfaction in Uganda

    HiiL has developed the Justice Needs and Satisfaction tool (JNS) which provides data about the justice needs of citizens and data on the quality of their justice journeys. In 2015, HiiL and The Hague Institute for Global Justice partnered to apply the JNS tool in Uganda in a project co-funded by the Swedish Embassy in Uganda (SIDA) and The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

  • SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge

    SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge

    Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups are vital engines of economic growth and employment throughout the world, and in particular in emerging economies like Africa. They can give new generations much needed opportunities and enable a more equitable and sustainable development. 

  • Measuring Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Jordan

    HiiL is currently conducting the Justice Needs and Satisfaction survey in Jordan as a way to contribute to evidence-based innovation in access to justice in the country. This research is part of the larger multi-country project commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Evidence-based Access to Justice in Ukraine

    Evidence-based Access to Justice in Ukraine

    HiiL listened to more than 6500 people from all over the country to understand their justice needs and experiences. The main findings are that millions of people need more accessible, affordable, effective and fair justice journeys. Particularly acute are the justice needs of the internally displaced people (IDPs). Better access to justice can be achieved through continuous focus on the users, re-design of existing justice journeys and encouragement of innovative approaches to justice. In 2016 and 2017 our project continues with turning the justice evidence into actions that improve the justice journeys available to the people of Ukraine.

  • Innovating Justice Awards

    Innovating Justice Awards

    Each year, the most promising justice entrepreneurs compete for the prestigious Innovating Justice Awards. The awards are granted to the entrepreneurs with the most promising innovations, as selected by an international expert jury during the Annual Innovating Justice Forum held in the Peace Palace.

  • Innovating Justice Boostcamp

    Innovating Justice Boostcamp

    The Innovating Justice Boostcamp is a regional event to empower local justice entrepreneurs to improve their innovations. The Innovating Justice Boostcamp is geared towards finding solutions and encouraging the implementation of initiatives that can empower justice innovations in specific settings.

  • Complex conflict dossiers

    Complex conflict dossiers

    The Dutch Tax Office processes millions of tax cases every year. Most are handled efficiently. Some take a bit more time and effort. Just a few –about 150 cases– take a lot: excessive staff costs (more than double compared to average cases); excessive time investments (one full time employee in a five year period); excessive number of escalations (ten or more escalations in a five year period); excessive non-monetary costs (emotions and stress).

  • The internationalisation of rule of law – changing contexts and new challenges

    The internationalisation of rule of law – changing contexts and new challenges

    The nature, objectives, and effects of rule of law promotion are undergoing major transformations as a result of the increasing international and transnational dimensions of governance. Contemporary rule of law promotion has become internationalised in two additional senses.