HiiL’s goal is that by 2030, 150 million people will be able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problem. We hold our annual Innovating Justice Forum because we believe it will help us reach this goal. Through innovation, barriers to justice can be broken, and access to justice for millions can become a tangible reality. The forum is a part of something bigger – it is helping us in our overarching mission to break down justice barriers worldwide.
In 2017, HiiL has signed the SDG Charter to demontrate its commitment to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With its efforts expanding beyond the borders of The Netherlands, to countries like Africa and Ukraine, we specifically strive to promote SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. This encompasses working towards better access to justice and building of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Will you join us on this journey?
The HiiL Justice Accelerator has selected, from 600 applications, 15 of the world’s most innovative ideas for providing access to justice around the world. Each will pitch their innovation to an internationally renowned jury of some of the world’s brightest minds in law, business, entrepreneurship, and justice for over 20,000 EUR each in prizes. But it’s not only about pitches. Innovators are joined on stage by experts from around the world in government, investment, infrastructure, and more, who will help them in addressing their biggest barrier to justice innovation.
The Innovating Justice Forum has stood as the world’s best meeting place for the top minds in justice innovation. From Ministers of Justice implementing new internal procedures to young tech entrepreneurs using blockchain for land grants, the keynote speeches at the Innovating Justice Forum promise to inspire, inform, and challenge audiences each year.
Each year some of the most brilliant instructors and innovative thinkers in justice innovation present concrete, skills-driven workshops on justice innovation. Topics include lean startup methodology, big data analysis, procedural redesign, and more. Additionally, attendees can join the top minds in justice innovation at a wide variety of breakout sessions at the Innovating Justice Forum.
15 Justice Innovators receive a total of over 200,000 EUR in funding, and one will be selected as the year’s best pitch. Past winners have gone on to be named some of the world’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs. So, who’s next?