HiiL (the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law): Re-Invention and Innovation

HiiL has long shown a capacity for re-invention. For a start, its initials may have stayed the same since its foundation in 2005 but their meaning has been retrofitted more than once. They now stand for the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (they once incorporated a reference to Internationalisation). This process continues and is … Continue reading HiiL (the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law): Re-Invention and Innovation

Access to Justice and Tech: around the world in pictures and places

This is a guide to developments in the use of technology to increase access to justice told in pictures. The short message is that developments are happening around the world in a piecemeal fashion. Our world tour will be from A to A – Alaska to Auckland. Hold onto your hats: we are taking off. … Continue reading Access to Justice and Tech: around the world in pictures and places

Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes: a half year report to December 2017

If you had to summarise global developments – albeit from a UK perspective – on how technology was being used to aid access to justice over the last half of 2017, what would you select as important? In a report for the Legal Education Foundation (which funds this site) I chose four themes: the general … Continue reading Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes: a half year report to December 2017

Rechtwijzer: why online supported dispute resolution is hard to implement 

Maurits Barendrecht (Hague Institute for Innovation of Law and Tilburg University) In March 2017, HiiL, Modria and the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand (the Dutch legal aid board) announced that their cooperation around the Rechtwijzer platform had ended. What happened to this ‘revolutionary’ online justice platform and what are the lessons? This is an edited version of … Continue reading Rechtwijzer: why online supported dispute resolution is hard to implement 

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism

There is not much that you can teach the Hague’s Institute for Innovation of Law ( HiiL) about marketing. It has just produced a glossy brochure in English on its work as a ‘Justice Accelerator’ over the last four years. This began with its Innovating Justice Awards in 2011 and transformed into the accelerator programme … Continue reading The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism