It is nice that we can make vacuum-cleaners user-friendly, but we think justice is a little bit more urgent.  That’s why we make it affordable, accessible, and easy to understand for everyone.

About us

HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a social enterprise devoted to user-friendly justice. That means justice that is easy to access, easy to understand, and effective. We will ensure that by 2030, 150 million people will be able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. We do this by stimulating innovation and scaling what works best. We are friendly rebels focused on concrete improvements in the lives of people. Data and evidence are central in all that we do. HiiL is an equal opportunity, international employer. We are based in The Hague, City of Peace and Justice.

Our history

HiiL was set up in 2005. It brought together a small group of people who felt that justice systems were not delivering enough. The world was rapidly changing. However, justice systems everywhere were falling behind. New buzzwords have floated around including globalisation, increased interconnectedness, the information technology revolution. 

The million-dollar question remains: How does this accelerated change impact justice delivery?

Our strategy and annual reports

Both our strategy document and our annual reports provide more information about our goals, organization, partners, results, and financial details.

How are we organised?

HiiL is organised as a not-for-profit social enterprise based in The Hague, the international city of Peace and Justice.

The Executive Board consists of Sam Muller (Chair) and Maurits Barendrecht (Research). The team can be found here. Our Supervisory Board provides general supervision and advice. The Programmatic Steering Board supports and advises the Executive and Supervisory board on substantive issues.

Do you want to make justice more user-friendly? Let’s work together!