Law scenarios to 2030

Authored by HiiL, published in 2012

Justice challenges within organisations (public or private) are mostly broadly defined, implicit and compartmentalised. What can a ministry do to improve justice delivery? How can a multinational company enhance human rights compliance? What can an international organisation do to bring justice compliance into its operations?

The Law Scenarios to 2030 are designed to make your justice challenges more specific, more explicit and place them in a more systemic context. They can be used to help to come to coherent justice strategies, tied to specific needs, and making those strategies implementable.

Future thinking about law

The Law Scenarios to 2030 provide four wind tunnels in which ideas and strategies concerning the law of the future can be tested and debated. The scenarios help us think, imagine, conceptualise and debate in order to make law more than just a reactive force. A force that helps shape a better future.

They are based on the premise that prospective thinking is not only desirable, but also necessary in order to ensure that laws and legal systems do not become obsolete, ineffective or unjust. The question posed is: how will law evolve in the next 20 years?

The scenarios are one of the foresight instruments HiiL uses in its Justice Strategy Advice. It enables national and international lawmakers, ministries, courts, law firms, NGOs and other legal actors to improve and produce long-lived and robust legal strategies.