Justice Leadership Foundation: Leadership for positive change

HiiL Innovating Justice and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs are pleased to announce the public launch of the Justice Leadership Foundation on Friday 28 November at Johan de Witthuis in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Justice Leadership Foundation is an initiative that brings together a group of seven carefully selected justice leaders, all of whom are former or current members of the government, and are credited with leading remarkable justice change in the countries they have served. They will work together to assist senior justice leaders lead more effectively based on solid understanding of the special characteristics of transformative leadership in the justice sector, specifically in countries in transition.

Sam Muller, HiiL’s director says: “There is a tendency by some to overestimate leadership. In the justice sector, it is constantly underestimated. The seven Justice Leaders brought together in this group show by their examples what effective justice leadership can change. We need more of it and HiiL is very proud to be part of the setting up this important body.”

“The justice leaders have various backgrounds,” says Christiaan Rebergen, director-general International Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “But the challenges they face often are very much comparable. By having these people exchange knowledge and experience, others are supported to work more effectively on improving the justice sector.”

Founding members of the Justice Leadership Foundation include: Mr. Salaheddin Al BashirMr. Ernst Hirsch BallinMr. Tharcisse KarugaramaMs. Kalthoum KennouMs. Athaliah MolokommeMr. Willy Mutunga, and Ms. Claudia Paz y Paz.

For more information about the Justice Leadership Foundation please visit www.justiceleaders.org.