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Towards utu-centred justice

…2022-2023. In this way, the Judiciary meticulously accounted for its work over the past year and presented an ambitious 10-year plan. Smart move. And equally important, it was presented in full force on stage, on TV, online, and broadcast on…

Cost Benefits Analysis for Employment Justice in Tunisia

…essential information on labor rights to implementing a referral system, offering best practice guidelines, and incorporating online dispute resolution tools. In undertaking a meticulous approach to evaluating the viability of the proposed Employment Justice Platform, a socio-economic cost-benefit analysis has…

Kenya leads the way in closing the justice gap

Rose Wachuka Macharia, Chief of Staff, Office of the Hon. Chief Justice of Kenya Martin Gramatikov, HiiL Program Director On 24 November, a cutting-edge and visionary plan for people-centred justice was launched in Kenya. Its goal is to widen the…

Report: Benchmarks for International Criminal Justice

The Nuremberg Academy conducted a feasibility study together with the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) and in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. The study’s goal was to determine whether benchmarks for international criminal justice could…

Policy Brief: Climate Change and Access to Justice

Billions of individuals grapple with justice problems, yet nearly half cannot find a resolution. Alarming evidence indicates that climate change will multiply these problems and exacerbate their severity. While comprehensive data is still scarce, acknowledging and understanding how climate change…

Romina Olmezian

…got her first Indiana Jones experience. She recently attended Wesleyan University for an online course in Social Psychology. Romina Likes to create a calm and enjoyable environment in every work she has landed. she naturally does her best to help…

The Scaling Programme

…serious crime by providing information, guidance and security hardware Online dispute resolution platforms Building & tenancy management platforms Meet our Scaleups iVerify Nigeria Founded by a woman entrepreneur, provides verification services, and in doing so, prevents fraud. Examples of verification…

Impact investing in justice innovation

The Innovating Justice Fund makes its first investment in Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd (HESPL), an India-based platform that delivers people-centred justice by making access to government welfare schemes easy and transparent. The Hague and Delhi — The Innovating Justice…

Ogun State Guidelines

Guidelines have immense potential in realising people-centred justice – that is justice which prioritises people’s most pressing legal needs and the outcomes they seek. HiiL develops country-specific guidelines per justice problem. In Ogun State, together with an expert committee, we…

Policy Brief: One-stop Shop Dispute Resolution

Although the enthusiasm for one-stop dispute resolution systems is huge, and many courts now operate online dispute resolution modules, few examples of large scale implementation exist. In this policy brief, we list a number of critical success factors that we…

Policy Brief: User Friendly Contracts

…these contracts, there is a need to market the idea and its underlying vision. Online support for contracting is already taking off. Regulatory bodies need to validate the legal enforceability of visual contracts which can increase the confidence of individuals,…

Policy Brief: Focusing on outcomes for people

An outcomes-based approach will increase access to high-quality justice. Our latest policy brief advises justice sector leaders on 8 general justice outcomes and how to shift the focus from institutions to people when defining and monitoring outcomes. Outcomes are a…

Building a foundation for better societies

Allyson Maynard Gibson KC and Sam Muller1 Democracy and rule of law are under threat at a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges. This week a large group of states and organisations are coming together at the Summit of…

Demo Day 2023: The future of justice innovation is here

…in multiple  XanaHealth (Rwanda): An online portal working with health facilities to digitise patient records, invoices and insurance claims in order to detect and prevent insurance fraud. Nyumbani Online (Kenya): An online platform that digitises rent payments and prevents disputes…

Promoting sensible change in justice systems

Our 2022 Policy Briefs offer insights and recommendations for justice practitioners working to make SDG16.3 a reality. In 2022, HiiL introduced policy briefs to advance people-centred justice programming. Focused on particular challenges related to innovating the justice sector, these resources…

People-centred justice action by Commonwealth Law Ministers

…examples to follow: community justice centres, user-friendly contracts, one-stop shop tribunals, and online legal information services and advice.  Inspired by a presentation by Richard Susskind the Ministers embraced the value that innovation and technology can bring to justice resolution processes….

People-centred Justice Transformation in Kaduna State

…needs. Nigeria is undergoing a second justice needs study at the moment. This instalment is engaging over 4,500 participants through an electronic online survey (eJNS). The people of Kaduna State will be included in the representative sample thus building on…

Request for quotation: finance expert in Nigeria

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) invites relevant companies and /or individuals to submit a quotation to support us in developing sustainable finance models on access to justice at the community level for 4 months (November 2022 to…

Building the future of people-centred justice

…Discussions made it clear that justice systems must adopt the research and development (R&D) and innovation methods of other sectors.  Moving current legal procedures online or adding more lawyers and courts will not be enough to address this gap in…

Uganda

…Uganda Working with innovators We have supported 15 justice innovations in Uganda till date. Apart from providing the funding support, we provide training to the startups on various areas of business development, financial management as well as mentorship support from…

Justice Needs in Burkina Faso

A second coup d’etat this year interrupted progress towards people-centred justice in Burkina Faso. Prior to the latest upheaval, Transition Authorities had appointed new leadership, outlined a 36-month pathway to democratic elections and initiated a Reconciliation Strategy. The goal was…

Justice Needs in Burkina Faso

A new study sheds light on the justice journeys, concerns and opportunities for a nationwide people-centred justice programme. Update: 6 October 2022 HiiL expresses concern regarding the second coup d’etat that has taken place on 30 September 2022. This comes…

Without justice there is no peace

As we mark the International Day of Peace, we see that more than ever, people and businesses are asking justice systems to be better. They see that they are not delivering enough and that not enough is being invested in…

Request for quotation: services in Nigeria

Request for Proposal: political-economy analysis in Nigeria (re-advertised) The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) invites relevant companies and /or individuals to submit a proposal for conducting a political economy analysis (PEA) on access to justice at the community…

The Netherlands

…criminal court proceedings. While renowned internationally, The Hague, however should not overlook its local needs. With that in mind, the municipality and HiiL examined the conflicts affecting the daily lives of residents in The Hague. This online Justice Needs and…

Uganda

…Uganda Working with innovators We have supported 15 justice innovations in Uganda till date. Apart from providing the funding support, we provide training to the startups on various areas of business development, financial management as well as mentorship support from…

Tunisia

…programme: Civitas Digital A platform for digital municipal services. It aims to facilitate access to rights, optimize local administration and strengthen accountability, transparency and good governance. Visit their website Digilex Qanouni + Juridoc An online platform providing access to all…

Strengthening people-centred justice and the partnerships to make it a reality

…stories and the lives that injustice affects. At the same time, you can’t get stuck in that. You’ve got to make it something that somebody who works on policy or strategy can actually work with. » Read: https://www.economist.com/international/2022/06/07/the-pandemic-has-accelerated-a-global-decline-in-the-rule-of-law Read: https://www.businessinsider.com/hague-institute-innovation-law-user-friendly-justice-2022-5…

6 takeaways from the 2022 World Justice Forum

…as well as their perceptions to elucidate the causes of people’s legal problems. In the end, data and evidence help steer reform and thus, provide a rich information infrastructure that will open the door for services and policies that work…

Innovatielab burenconflicten – de buurtvredevoorziening

…overlastgever) stap voor stap kunnen doorlopen richting een oplossing. Om deze behandelroute van begin tot eind goed te kunnen vormgeven heeft de buurtvredevooziening de volgende kernelementen: 1) Preventie hierbij ligt de nadruk op sociale cohesie in buurgemeenschappen en de afspraken…

Opinion: We must talk about better justice systems

Photo by: Sora Shimazaki from Pexels In his report “Our Common Agenda,” the United Nations secretary-general refers to an “ever deeper crisis of trust” and a “frayed social contract.” The 12,000 leaders that the World Economic Forum surveyed for “The Global Risks Report…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Tunisia

Tunisia is a priority country in HiiL’s mission to realise justice for all. Using a systemic and integrated approach known as people-centred justice programming, HiiL has been studying justice in Tunisia since 2017. That year we released our first JNS…

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, HiiL celebrates the brave and innovative women committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive world. This is a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. And a world where difference is valued and celebrated.  This year,…

Press Release: HiiL Justice Accelerator Demo Day 2022

What impact can startups and private sector innovations have in addressing legal concerns and wider problems of justice? Examples at HiiL’s 2022 Demo Day will present what is possible. HiiL’s Global Justice Accelerator will convene 18 startups from Africa, Ukraine…

Justice Transformation in Kaduna State, Nigeria

In collaboration with the Kaduna State Government, key stakeholders, and state-wide justice leaders, HiiL organised a series of dialogues to help realise people-centred justice in Kaduna State. The Justice Transformation Lab series contributed to the broader vision of Kaduna State’s…

Project: Working Groups on Gamechangers

Read related policy briefs: https://www.hiil.org/projects/community-justice-services-policy-brief-2022-01/ https://www.hiil.org/projects/one-stop-shop-dispute-resolution-policy-brief-2022-02/ https://www.hiil.org/projects/user-friendly-contracts-policy-brief-2022-03/ — Justice services from the private sector, public sector (and third sector) have the potential to prevent and resolve the most pressing justice issues. Termed by HiiL as Gamechangers, these innovative services and…

Trends in the justice innovation ecosystem

A new report examines the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with improving the rule of law and increasing access to justice. Each year, more than 1 billion people face a serious justice problem. Up to 70% of these problems remain…

The promise of people-centred justice

We can strengthen justice systems by putting people and the outcomes they need first. This approach leads to sustainable solutions but also brings impressive social and economic benefits. In this policy brief, we share what is emerging about developing and…

Policy Brief: Delivering People-Centred Justice, Rigorously

We can strengthen justice systems by putting people and the outcomes they need first. This approach leads to sustainable solutions but also brings impressive social and economic benefits. In this policy brief, we share what is emerging about developing and…

Assessing Justice Needs Across the United States

…and IAALS developed and administered a survey nationally to over 10,000 Americans, and has compiled the research for release in a report and interactive online dashboards to help visualize the various justice needs across the United States. This research is…

Syria Justice Innovation Process

As the Syrian crisis enters its 10th year, the gravity and scale of humanitarian needs remain immense. The needs of the Syrian people vary from safety and access to healthcare and education to the protection of their fundamental rights and…

Strafrecht met Perspectief (Changing Justice Gears)

De inzet van het strafrecht is belangrijk voor een veilige, vreedzame en rechtvaardige samenleving. Dit vraagt om effectieve interventies met een duurzaam resultaat zodat herhaling wordt voorkomen. Op dit moment slagen de organisaties werkzaam in de strafrechtketen daar – ondanks…

Civil Justice Transformation in Ogun State, Nigeria

For decades, Ogun State has been a place of interest for investors to set up and conduct business. As a satellite state of Lagos – Nigeria’s largest commercial hub – Ogun State plays an important role in the economic and…

Press Release: Join the Innovating Justice Challenge 2021

…justice entrepreneurs can apply for the Challenge via www.hiil.org/innovating-justice-challenge. The HiiL Justice AcceleratorHiiL’s Justice Accelerator offers startups a four-month programme that provides €10,000 non-equity seed funding, business development support (which includes training, coaching and mentorship), access to a global network,…

Women as IT Champions

…the pandemic forced companies to digitise and accommodate working-from-home environments, six women at HiiL challenged the “tech guy” stereotypes and led a digital revolution at the organisation. Together, they spearheaded an innovative and seamless transition to a suite of online

Delivering Justice, Rigorously. SDG 16.3 Trend Report

People’s justice needs have become more urgent than ever. Even before COVID-19 and the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic, legal systems and institutions worldwide struggled to address people’s justice concerns. Nonetheless, justice systems will influence how societies rebound from…

Press Release: Making people-centred justice work

…6.    Prevention programmes or services that ensure safety and security through technology 7.    People-centered online information/advice with follow up services Altogether, the innovations in each theme reimagine the way justice is delivered. “IJF is designed for conversations and…

Bridging the justice gap with ‘Gamechanging’ services

…more Gamechangers categories: Prevention programmes or services that ensure safety and security through the support of apps and focused on violence and fraud People-centered online information/advice with follow up services Further Reading The Justice Dashboard 2021 Innovation Justice Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBJM5J0Ee2o…

New results from HiiL’s Covid-19 Survey

…interventions facilitated online or in a criminal context. Community justice delivery models Following initial survey results indicating strong support for community justice, HiiL asked respondents to confirm which community justice models they believed could deliver the greatest impact and effectively…

A Brief Guide to Qualitative Research

…for information. Different interview formats include: In-depth interviews: Typically 1 on 1 formats. Focus groups: A group of people who discuss the issue and share their own experiences. Qualitative surveys: For example online surveys consisting of open-ended questions that emphasize…

Conseil Exécutif

…on Ministerial Responsibility. He was also a chairman of the Evaluatiecommissie Vreemdelingenwet in 2006 and of the committee which examined the bankruptcy of DSB Bank, from 2009 to 2010. Mr. E. Wellenstein Ancien négociateur commercial néerlandais et ambassadeur de l’ICC…

Gabby Rialland

All you need is one good picture. Gabby Rialland is the Digital Communications Officer at the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL). As a part of the communications team, she works towards strengthening the people-centred justice movement online and…

22 October 2020: Launch eJNS survey mSMEs Ukraine

…parties in business disputes to meet, talk, negotiate, decide and implement fair solutions Accessible, fair and quick online or offline procedures involving third parties who decide on the issue and help to implement the decision One-stop shops for tailored advice,…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey mSMEs Ukraine

mSMEs in Ukraine mSMEs play a critical role in the Ukrainian economy. There are more than 1.5 million mSMEs in Ukraine, including micro-enterprises (0-9 employees), small enterprises (10-49 employees), and medium enterprises (50-250 employees). mSMEs employ 61% of the persons…

Valuing Justice, Not Only in the Abstract

…with an outcomes-based approach to financing. This means designing justice budgets around the value that justice interventions deliver in people’s lives, not the line items of existing institutions. It also means making room for community-based and online justice services that…

Besoins et satisfaction en matière de justice au Nigeria

…a bigger, multiyear project commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Other reports in this programme include: Ukraine, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Morocco. Data is now available in the Justice Dashboard.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZGcTk29Ic…

Besoins et satisfaction en matière de justice au Maroc

…access to justice with the bottom-up data from our survey. This allows the formulation of clear goals and innovation strategies based on solid evidence of the needs of the citizens. Making user-friendly justice an achievable reality.   https://youtu.be/h7i2ajJuBg4   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPsrb8mDPsI…

Évaluer les besoins en matière de justice aux États-Unis

…of the United States, including urban and rural areas. A parallel study will measure the legal problems of small, medium and large businesses. Who is the data for? The data will be freely available online in a downloadable report and…

Innovating Justice Challenge

…Justice Forum. During this online edition, broadcasted to 1,000 participants, the start up « Lawyerd! » was chosen as the winner by judges Jackie Nagtegaal (Law for All), Duncan Onyango (KIFFWA) and Linda Bonyo (Lawyers Hub Kenya). Watch the recap…

Innovating Justice Challenge

…have successfully funded, trained and scaled over 120 startups globally. We are the only accelerator worldwide dedicated to justice and SDG16. Sign up to our newsletter Join the Innovating Justice Challenge 2021 The selection processes includes online interviews to be…

Innovating Justice Challenge

…Innovating Justice Forum. During this online edition, broadcasted to 1,000 participants, the start up « Lawyerd! » was chosen as the winner by judges Jackie Nagtegaal (Law for All), Duncan Onyango (KIFFWA) and Linda Bonyo (Lawyers Hub Kenya). Watch the…

Innovateurs en matière de justice

…Justice Accelerator, please email the Accelerator Programme Manager, Iran Huffels at iran.huffels@hiil.org. Foire aux questions Puis-je participer au programme si j’ai manqué la date limite d’inscription ? Nous organisons un cycle par an. Si vous avez manqué la date limite,…

Contact

…Block D, Kampala Tunisia Raja Mazeh Country Manager raja.mazeh@hiil.org MENA and Syria Roger El Khoury Senior Political Advisor roger.khoury@hiil.org Justice Accelerator Iran Huffels Programme Manager iran.huffels@hiil.org Want to stay up-to-date with our work? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter: Subscribe here…

Programme d’accélération de la justice

…millions, pas en centaines. Par le biais de notre programme, nous visons une croissance stable et forte. Nous voulons qu’elles touchent et aident le plus de personnes possible. Liste des innovations en matière de justice que nous soutenons   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHHSEw7vDE…

Notre travail

…sur les personnes en Éthiopie, au Niger, au Nigeria, en Ouganda, aux Pays-Bas et en Tunisie, nous les aidons à atteindre ce que nous qualifions de « tournant » vers une justice axée sur les personnes. Un tel « tournant…

Justice for all and the economic crisis

…formal institutions. Focus on prevention — use legal empowerment, online services, ombuds’ institutes and other non-court services to nip disputes in the bud and address the structural roots of economic injustices. Avoid making justice problems worse — modify or scrap…

Accueil

…justice. Ainsi, un plus grand nombre de personnes peuvent reprendre le cours de leur vie plus rapidement, favorisant ainsi leur bien-être et leur prospérité économique. Lire plus Nos programmes Uganda Tunisie The Netherlands Publications Nigeria Niger Ethiopia Accélérateur de Justice…

Surge of injustice expected

online questionnaire. As a first step we asked them about their views on the impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of justice. The respondents have significant experience. Sixty-eight percent have more than 10 years of professional experience and 18% more…

Covid-19 Survey: Delivering Justice In The Covid-19 Crisis

…than 20 countries engaged in this dialogue via an online questionnaire. The respondents have significant experience. Analyses by our Justice Research and Development Team help determine which groups will be hit hardest, and which measures match the demand for justice…

2019 was a watershed year

…year. Read more about our key strategic and implementing country partners in the annual report. What is new? People’s voices make justice user-friendly To date, we listened to people’s voices in nation-wide justice studies in 27 different countries. The tool…

Demo Day

…people-centred justice and how they all can connect through tech Attend in person or join us online Join us for an inspiring event on November 29th, 2023, as we explore how technology is improving the way we experience justice. Our…

Acceleration programme

…Connect (Tunisia) is a legal education platform for early stage entrepreneurs. Legal Ascend is an online guidance tool to help executors administer deceased estates affordably. Kleva Contracts (South Africa) democratises access to legal services by providing online contract creation, access…

Trend Report: Charging for Justice

The justice sector has long struggled to serve the broader population. In the pages that follow, we investigate how money flows in the justice sector and suggest ways to free up the resources needed to provide equal access to justice…

These 14 Global Innovators are coming to the Forum

…(in no particular order)   Meet the successful teams in the 2019 cohort of the HiiL Justice Accelerator JusticeBot – Uganda JusticeBot is an online platform that helps the public access justice in an inexpensive and timely manner by providing free…

Un des pays les plus pauvres peut être le plus innovant

…formation des magistrats (juges et procureurs), des greffiers, des administrateurs de justice et des responsables pénitentiaires. Jusqu’à une date récente, ces derniers étaient tous formés à l’École Nationale d’Administration, avec la plupart des autres fonctionnaires. La nouvelle École de Formation…

New ways of presenting data: an online prototype

…we have designed a prototype online platform to test new ways of presenting Justice Needs and Satisfaction (JNS) data in transformation dialogues: visit the prototype at www.justicemoroccoprototype.hiil.org. We used the JNS dataset from Morocco to test this design, but please…

Justice data for all

…18 of these studies to date. The World Justice Project has also just released a massive dataset and map which digs into justice pain points around the world.  Explore national justice data ¨I recently added the Mali and Morocco data to the Justice…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction Survey in Ethiopia

…and Satisfaction Survey project in Ethiopia. We work closely with our partners from the Federal Office of the Attorney General and the Justice and Legal System Research and Training Institute. The study results will be published here and at www.justice-dashbaord.hiil.org…

Bottom-up justice innovation in Ukraine

…literacy through gamification  Law Finder CONSULTANT Dumka.ua ReporTax AirLaw.Pro To follow the events online, 1991 Open Data Incubator are posting regularly about the timeline of scheduled activities on their Facebook page. Announcing the winners of the Innovating Justice Challenge Regional…

Collecting justice data in Ethiopia

…valuable insights into justice in Ethiopia. Growing Movement of Collecting Data on Peoples’ Justice Needs To date, we have collected citizens’ needs in 17 countries (not counting Ethiopia!). It is always a stimulating environment to work in: to meet and…

Fast lane for justice innovation in Uganda!

…example. JusticeBot provides real-time online legal procedure information on land problems to Ugandan people through common chatting platforms like Facebook, Messenger or even WhatsApp. Rather than just sharing updates with connections, Justice Bot responds to queries and stories to recommend…

Justice Accelerator Hub in Southern Africa

…legal protection insurance and mitigates legal risk by instantly delivering legal services through an online platform of freelance lawyers worldwide.   Legal Legends supports businesses with fixed-price legal advice. Because of the online platform, legal advice can be delivered much…

Hacking for justice with South Africa’s most talented

…at night find representation. The overall winner of the event in South Africa came via a team from LexisNexis, who had flown from Cape Town just to join us. Its application, Kagiso (the Setswana word for “peace”), is an online

Save the date: the Innovating Justice Forum 2020

…Forum 2019? Check out our blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wZbX_M5wAM The after-movie of the 2019 Innovating Justice Forum Be part of the movement Share your passion for user friendly justice – (justice that is affordable, accessible and easy to understand, justice that works)…

Prognosis on Access to Justice for Women globally

…in Beirut against him. The file was referred to the Investigation Judge and remains pending there until the present date.” FIGHTING FOR ACCESS, FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL Hind – Syrian refugee in Jordan Hind is a 37-year-old Syrian refugee woman, married…

A good way to end the year

The Washington Post reported on 19 December that justice was the word of the year 2018, based on data about searches on the online dictionary Merriam-Webster. Interesting. It seems there was a constant need for this word. The writer of…

Understanding Justice Needs: The Elephant in the Courtroom

Globally, innovation trends are encouraging, enabling a breakthrough Online platforms are a promising way to support the supply of fair solutions at scale. Practical, local legal services do what works to build bridges and settle conflicts in communities. Judges are…

These 12 Global Innovators are coming to the Forum

…Here they are! (in no particular order)  Axdraft Business – Ukraine A free online platform with automated legal documents for small and medium enterprises. BTrack Global –  Kenya Has designed a functional GPS Tracking Device to monitor and recover stolen…

9th Annual Innovating Justice Forum

…the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Sierra Leone, Dr. Priscilla Schwartz. This year, the Forum will focus on the theme: “From Justice Innovation to Scale”. How do we get data, innovation, and funding to some together in a real transition that…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Morocco

…access to justice with the bottom-up data from our survey. This allows the formulation of clear goals and innovation strategies based on solid evidence of the needs of the citizens. Making user-friendly justice an achievable reality.   https://youtu.be/h7i2ajJuBg4   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPsrb8mDPsI…

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Two more Innovating Justice Conferences are about to take off!

…resolution to SMEs and startups. Wakili Mkononi: Wakili Mkononi is a social enterprise, that offers legal aid services and legal networking services on a digital platform. WASILIANAHUB: WASILIANAHUB is the first collaborative online & mobile tech-justice marketplace, building Africa’s largest…

Legal aid in Europe

…is likely to be part of the strategy. These delivery models can be supported by best practices (protocols) and online platorms. It was more difficult to find data which allow comparison between countries as to the quality of legal assistance….

Boards and Committees

…a historic conference on justice in Sierra Leone, which brought together several Ministers of Justice, partners and stakeholders to deliberate on accelerating the delivery of SDG 16. Under her leadership and direction, Sierra Leone was able to submit its Voluntary…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Mali 2018

…and SDG 16.3. An additional element to the project is to focus on the transfer of knowledge and capacity building among the judiciary. This way, the country can easily measure its progress with access to justice in the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Au3UKJmF00…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Nigeria

…financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and conducted with assistance from Communication & Marketing Research Group (CMRG) Limited. For an interactive perspective of the data, visit HiiL’s Justice Dashboard       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZGcTk29Ic…

The Chief Innovation Officer of a Ministry of Justice

…employees, supported online? Smart do-it-yourself platforms that help SMEs inexpensively organise the legal infrastructure they require? A block-chain based virtual reality system to execute a will at home? Smart protocols containing best practices for dealing with family, land, and neighbour…

Contact

…Kampala Tunisia Raja Mazeh Country Manager raja.mazeh@hiil.org MENA and Syria Roger El Khoury Senior Political Advisor roger.khoury@hiil.org Justice Accelerator Deyana Abououbeid Justice Accelerator Programme Manager deyana.abououbeid@hiil.org Want to stay up-to-date with our work? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter: Subscribe here…

What we do

…people-centred justice. Such a ‘turning point’ is reached when a country seriously starts to lay the foundation for implementing the core elements of people-centred justice. Read our annual report Want to stay up-to-date with our work? Subscribe to our newsletter…

Innovating Justice Challenge 2018 Finalists announced

…to help integrate into society, become advocates for their interests and help pursue professional and personal goals. Online Schuldencoach: The ‘Online Debt Coach’ is an online programme for people suffering from debts. It empowers people to get their lives together, by…

Prof.Dr. Maurits Barendrecht

…leads teams developing breakthrough innovations such as a code of conduct for the personal injury sector and evidence based guidelines for delivering family justice. Other examples are the – widely acclaimed – online supported justice journey for divorce (Rechtwijzer) and…

Home

…which allow people to resolve or prevent their justice problems. This means more people can get on with their lives faster, enhancing their wellbeing and economies. Learn more Our programmes Uganda Tunisie The Netherlands Publications Nigeria Niger Ethiopia Accélérateur de…

Measuring Justice in Mali: The Second Wave

…costs. Back in 2014, HiiL conducted its biggest Justice Needs and Satisfaction study to date in Mali. A total of 8,400 people were surveyed about their justice needs and a particular emphasis was put on the perceptions of the national reconciliation…

Justice Innovation in South Africa

…The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL), helping to find and support entrepreneurs who are working to improve access to justice in Southern Africa. HiiL’s current Innovating Justice Challenge closes at the end of May: www.innovatingjustice.com The original post: http://www.techfestconf.com/legal/sa/blog/blog/why-the-pace-of-justice-innovation-has-to-speed-up-in-sa/….

Legal Startup Crash Test NL #1

…stress. Patentbot – This is a Ukrainian startup that can register your trademark through a chatbot in the US and Ukraine and announced their launch on the European Union market. From April 19th, PatentBot will register and check TM online 24/7…

New report on Justice Needs of Syrian Refugees released

The war in Syria has forced millions of Syrians to flee their country. They are particularly vulnerable and live under difficult circumstances in their host countries. Access to justice, especially to formal institutions, is particularly challenging due to missing residence…

HiiL Justice Accelerator announces 2017 finalists

…This mobile application provides access to legal consultancy until you are a free person. FastPortal (the Netherlands) FastPortal provides online service & self-service. This platform automates, saves and updates clients by working together from visual files. Lexium (Lebanon) Lexium is a…

Justice Task Force set-up

In my latest column on Slaw Online I raise a global access to justice alarm. We are not moving on Sustainable Development Goal 16.3 on equal access to justice. There is a tremendous lack of data and therefore the indicators for measuring…

Justice Innovation Lessons of 2017

…the ones that our research and the experts we consulted though had the potential to deliver the most justice where that was most needed: Legal and practical information, just in time, offered online or via hybrid online-offline services Programmes of…

Innovating Justice Forum 2017

…as diverse as road legal advice for drivers in Zimbabwe, a bot in Ukraine which speeds up ™ applications, and online platforms for legal professionals here in The Netherlands. The winner of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017 was announced as…

8th Annual Innovating Justice Forum

…academia, and more, this is an event not to be missed. Our all day event includes workshops, keynote speeches, info sessions, as well as networking afterwards! Tickets and more information can be found on our website www.innovatingjusticeforum.com. Download the programme….

ACT: Towards living wages in global supply chains

…scaled up, sustainable, industry-wide approach. There are very few examples of industry collective bargaining agreements within key garment and textile sourcing countries. This is why retailers & brands, trade unions and manufacturers are working towards this goal. www.actonlivingwages.com ACT factsheet…

Innovating Justice Forum 2017 – 3 weeks to go!

…All you need to do is tell us about your passion for justice and innovation here, and you could be attending this exciting event! The deadline is November 30th. More information can be found on the Forum website – www.innovatingjusticeforum.com…

Employment Justice Workshop Tunisia

…Pressing goals that emerged included equal access to jobs, an equilibrium between stability and flexibility of jobs in the private sector, transparent promotions in the public sector, up to date labour codes and better enforcement of protection. In a session…

Dutch Divorce Challenge Update

…(and judges most importantly) will be accessible without legal fights. 3. Sometimes situations or people are difficult, then the professionals should focus on what works (best practices). 4. Online support (a platform) for the divorce procedure. So what is happening…

Towards a Just(ice) Economy: A Short Documentary

…brighter if emerging economies, like Uganda, were to benefit from this new generation of visionary tech-driven justice leaders? Watch the documentary below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for HiiL updates! Visit www.innovatingjustice.com for more information on HiiL’s justice innovation initiatives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHHSEw7vDE…

Legal Alarm: Innovating Justice in Ukraine and Beyond

…needs are related to employment, neighbours, housing and consumer problems. It was proposed that filling in the justice gap between self-help and formal justice processes with innovations in the form of “online platforms, legal information websites and different forms of…

Redesign

…a call for tender for land conflict resolution systems? Such a tender could be based on clear terms of reference, which would for example include accessibility requirements (in terms of costs, effort, distance, online), quality requirements (with measureable fairness standards)…

We Need a Wave of Justice Innovation in 2017

…into 2017. Two results we are already very proud of in this regard. Firstly, the Trend Report we published on online dispute resolution and the courts, which was widely read. Secondly, an innovative plan we developed to deal with the…

Malians Get Legal Help through Transparent IT Platform

…and openly shared. This is completely transparent justice. To date, the associated Judicial Clinique in Bamako has held 12300 judicial consultations, 4900 cases have been handled in courts and tribunals, and of those more than 8500 cases resolved satisfactorily. Disputes…

7th Annual Innovating Justice Forum

…NGOs, international organisations, corporations, civil society, IT developers, and all other justice enthusiasts! Why: To discover what innovation in the justice sector means in practice, to build partnerships and to network with a world of creative minds. #JustInnovate16 innovatingjusticeforum@hiil.org www.innovatingjustice.com…

Divorced From Reality

…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. No wonder: the fast-moving, internationalized world of today with…

The Justice Leadership Group Welcomes its New Member

…of Justice of Peru, Judge and former President Inter-American Court of Human Rights Mr Sang-Hyun Song – Former President of the International Criminal Court For more information about the Justice Leadership Group visit www.justiceleaders.org or follow us on Twitter: @justiceIeaders…

Rechtwijzer featured in de Volkskrant

Rechtwijzer was featured in an article in de Volkskrant on 27 February 2016. Read full article (in Dutch) here. Doe-het-zelfscheiden op internet: Swipe rechts om te scheiden ARTIKEL Als je online kunt daten, waarom dan niet online scheiden. Het kan…

Rechtwijzer in Het Financieele Dagblad

HiiL Innovating Justice featured in an article in Het Financieele Dagblad on January 30, 2016. The article describes Rechtwijzer and its technology that empowers people to resolve disputes online. Moreover, two women tell their stories of how the Rechtwijzer platform…

Looking through the Rear View Mirror

…Council of the UK, though a commission chaired by Richard Susskind, published an excellent report on online dispute resolution in civil justice, pointing towards where innovation should happen. HiiL’s Innovating Justice Accelerator ran a justice innovation challenge in Africa on…

Innovating Justice Forum 2015: Shaping New Justice Innovations

…for each of the two Challenges. The SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge East & West Africa produced DIYLaw, a female-owned one-stop online portal that makes registration and legal processes in Nigeria more accessible, professional and transparent; mSMEGarage, a micro SME support center base…

6th Annual Innovating Justice Forum

…Rapid Response Andras Vamos-Goldman, and many more! Date: Friday 4 December 2015 Time: 09:00 – 20:00 Location: Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, The Hague Admission: 90EUR // Third ticket for free // students 20EUR If you want to apply for a…

Working on Innovation in Mali

…judge she had to deal with many of the issues highlighted in the dashboard demo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAv38xLxodY&t=32s Some issues include family issues and problems related to obtaining birth certificates for children. Also, many Malians do not actively resolve their justice problems,…

Rechtwijzer Launches in the Netherlands

The Dutch Legal Aid Board launches an online dispute resolution platform Rechtwijzer « »Uit Elkaar” with HiiL Innovating Justice and Modria. Press Release from the Dutch Legal Aid Board: Increasing divorces In 2014, over 35,000 marriages ended in divorce –…

Innovating Tribunals & Being Open

…better: the results from a recent survey showed that in Tanzania alone as much as 85,000 elephants are likely to have been killed between 2009 and 2014, a decline of 60%. In Mozambique, poachers killed half of the elephant population…

SME Empowerment in Action in Lagos

…two hours to register a new company. You do it online.”, says Noel Ntabanganyimana, one of the innovators who represents Atikus based in Rwanda. Few places in Europe can do it that fast. In Kenya, the count was two days….

Dispute System Innovation at Stormont

…for online dispute resolution, as well as other innovations in the justice sector. My presentation of the Rechtwijzer prototype was part of a series of events launched by committee chairman Alastair Ross, a smart 34 year old politician from the…

New Beginnings in Technology for Justice

…modules for debts and landlord-tenant problems are also lined up. In the meantime, the interface and process flows get better every day, the number of support tools continues to increase, and our service providers develop more effective online interventions, almost…

Citizens Justice Emerging

…do much in the face of serious human rights abuse as this war is being fought, produced two other interesting examples. Firstly, a report issued by a group that involved key prosecutors from the Yugoslav and Sierra Leone tribunals that…

Legal Futures of Singapore

Online Dispute Resolution Working group of the UK Civil Justice Council. Pictures can say more than a thousand words, so I reproduce two pictures from that report below: His key message, in short: we can, and we should, focus more…

Ukraine: How war disrupts justice

…to find out more about the problems of Svetlana and the many others affected by the war in Ukraine, HiiL will conduct a nationwide study by applying its Justice Needs and Satisfaction methodology. The results will be published on https://www.hiil.org….

Configuring justice

…work on Online Dispute Resolution. Rechtwijzer is built on the same software that powers the online dispute resolution for eBay and PayPal. It robustly processes over 60 million disputes per year and runs in the cloud. An important feature is…

First real contact with Rechtwijzer 2.0

…version of the online platform is called – allows citizens to draft their divorce plan while staying in control of the process, outcome and costs. Throughout the development, we have tested Rechtwijzer within a series of focus groups. The drawback…

Justice Leadership Foundation: Leadership for positive change

…Leadership Foundation include: Mr. Salaheddin Al Bashir, Mr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Mr. Tharcisse Karugarama, Ms. Kalthoum Kennou, Ms. Athaliah Molokomme, Mr. Willy Mutunga, and Ms. Claudia Paz y Paz. For more information about the Justice Leadership Foundation please visit www.justiceleaders.org….

Exploring Innovation Inside the Eurobubble

…very procedural and hierarchical, and at some stages it is out-of-date. In a legal unit, such as the one where I worked, this is probably most evident. To my delight, however, I ended up in a department of the Commission…

The need for justice incubators

…the justice sector. Not much work is being done to stimulate entrepreneurship in that area. Why? Over the past three years HiiL has mapped more than 150 justice innovators, globally. Their incredible work is showcased and categorised on www.innovatingjustice.com. Through…

Reflecting on 2013 and looking ahead to 2014

…From the Justice Innovation Lab came the next version of Rechtwijzer, the online platform for resolving divorce and other disputes. Our research director Maurits Barendrecht: « In addition to divorce, the platform will be configurable to other types of disputes,…

Directions to innovation: South by Southwest

…kind of online platforms are a core element of Justice 2.0. They bring together disputants in a problem-solving interface where they find technology-based support tools. And find unbundled, online support of legal professionals. With an online option of a neutral…

Davos 2014 and Justice

…re-think of whether we always need a ‘law’ and an ‘enforcement mechanism’ to influence human behaviour. We also see the emergence of all kinds of online collaboration tools – some of them quite successful (for example: www.ushahidi.com; winner Innovating Justice…

Rechtwijzer.nl: A game changer

…Services are delivered through private practitioners on a certificated basis and a national network of legal advice ‘counters’ staffed by paralegals. This is the Board’s own description of the Rechtwijzer: There is an interactive online application called Rechtwijzer This is…

HiiL Law of the Future Conference 2011

…of our 2011 Law of the Future Conference participants shared their visions in video messages. View the videos at: www.youtube.com/hiilthehague Most of the 2011 Law of the Future Conference presentations can now be found online. Check the presentations at: www.slideshare.net/HiiL…