• 8th Annual Innovating Justice Forum Programme


  • 10:00 - 10:40
    The panel consist of the Chief Justice of Uganda, Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe; former Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Mr. Mamadou Ismaël Konaté; and Assistant Minister and Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Justice, UAE, H.E. Mr. Abdulla A.J. Al-Majid. In this panel we will identify the crucial barriers to innovation that they face, and discuss ways of breaking those barriers and how to overcome them.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 10:40 - 10:55
    Head of the HiiL Justice Accelerator, Wilfried de Wever, will share his experiences with Breaking Barriers to Justice Innovation.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 10:55 - 11:25
    Each year the HiiL Justice Accelerator scouts and supports the world's best justice innovations, to help people prevent and resolve their most pressing justice needs. This year, from over 600 applications, the HJA has selected fifteen finalists. During this section of the programme, five of the world's most innovative justice innovations will present. A jury consisting of top experts in justice, business, development, technology, and entrepreneurship will decide the winner of the Innovating Justice Award, the world's most prestigious award for justice innovation.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 11:25 - 11:40
    During this panel, the two panel members will present an international perspective on how to connect the justice sector with innovation. As a barrier, it can be hard for innovators to know how to work with the justice sector. Across the world justice systems are often slow to adapt to new changes. At the same time, they are pushed forward by inspired and motivated individuals within the systems. How can international initiatives and other stakeholders identify, access, and support the changemakers? What are the easiest entry points for formal collaboration with the justice sector? The panel will discuss ideas, strategies, and expertise for developing long lasting partnerships with the sector.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 11:40 - 11:50
    Designer Dorota Gazy presents ‘Court Dance’ in which dancers represent the role of victim, suspect, justice and victim’s support to generate insight into the dynamics which occur in court. In the courtroom the dancers are free to express emotions from their perspective and dance intuitively.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 12:10 - 12:55
    Justice systems around the world need to be improved. As Albert Einstein once observed, we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. We won’t fix the legal justice system by making more laws, recruiting more lawyers, judges and policemen, installing better case management systems, or by undertaking the occasional pilot study with alternative methods of dispute resolution. Many people have innovative ideas how we can improve justice systems, but how do you go from idea to successful startup? In this skill session you learn some of the basics of lean startup methodology that can help you in that quest.
    Where
    Seminar Room

  • 12:10 - 12:55
    HiiL has been measuring justice in various countries, the most recent being Jordan, Lebanon, Bangladesh and Kenya. Dr. Martin Gramatikov will share some of this results with you and then challenge you to think creatively about unused but promising sources of data on the justice needs and experiences of ordinary people. Get ready to think out of the box and experiment with unorthodox methods. Possible examples are: satellite images, social media, CCTV, mobile apps, Internet of Things, public Open data....
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 12:10 - 12:55
    One of the challenges for access to justice is how to redesign procedures. The needs of users for fair, effective solutions are not always met by current informal procedures or procedures at courts. Current procedures may be too slow, too complicated, not trustworthy, too expensive or too much focused on legal issues. So how to build a next version? Together with stakeholders, HiiL has developed methods for developing innovative procedures. You will learn more about setting goals, developing user stories and targeted design processes. We will also talk about creating a leading coalition, engaging innovators and integrating new designs into court procedures.
    Where
    Historical Library

  • 14:00 - 14:05
    East Africa has a huge informal private sector with the potential to stimulate economic and social development, which is staggered by an outdated, complex and corrupt legal and political framework. In this short documentary made by HiiL, we uncover the impact potential of innovations supporting the informal economy through legal solutions. We zoom in on the justice needs of small (informal) business owners, because they are a driving force of economic growth, yet their needs are consistently overlooked and ignored. The growing spread of internet and mobile penetration may provide new avenues for these business owners to find information and solutions to their unanswered legal needs. Young innovators in the legal space are leveraging on East Africa's fast paced environment to empower fellow business owners and relieve the justice needs of SMEs. Will the future look brighter if emerging economies like Uganda were to benefit from this new generation of visionary tech-driven justice leaders? The Forum will feature a shortened version of this impact documentary directed and produced by Nathalie Dijkman & Daug Mulumba. https://vimeo.com/224940657
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 14:05 - 14:15
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 14:15 - 14:45
    Each year the HiiL Justice Accelerator scouts and supports the world's best justice innovations, to help people prevent and resolve their most pressing justice needs. This year, from over 600 applications, the HJA has selected fifteen finalists. During this section of the programme, five of the world's most innovative justice innovations will present. A jury consisting of top experts in justice, business, development, technology, and entrepreneurship will decide the winner of the Innovating Justice Award, the world's most prestigious award for justice innovation.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 14:45 - 16:00
    Agriculture, healthcare, clean tech and financial services are all now recognized sectors of impact investing with growing track records of success. Little is being done to promote investment in causes such as fairness, legal tech, the rule of law and universal access to justice. In this session we will discuss about early stage investment and funding for start-ups working in the justice sector. We will have a panel with a founder of a justice startup, an investor, and a government official.
    Where
    Seminar Room

  • 14:45 - 16:00
    Families breaking up put children and parents at risk. Assisting people during such a transition, which is sometimes unavoidable, is a major task for every legal system. But family disputes can easily escalate in court. People need combinations of legal and counseling services that are not well developed. Research in the Netherlands and elsewhere indicates that users are not very satisfied with the current (legal) approach to separation. On the basis of a user-centred design approach, HiiL developed a comprehensive plan for improving family justice. Elements of the plan (that can be a template for other jurisdictions) are: an early diagnosis, support for coming to agreements, assistance by lawyers and other disciplines on the basis of a guideline (evidence based). Also included are an innovative design for a problem solving court procedure and online support for the parties and their helpers. Innovators can be inspired by this plan when they develop new justice services and tools.
    Where
    Historical Library

  • 14:45 - 16:00
    There is more and more data available. Everyone is talking about big data. But how can we use data in the field of justice? We will review some examples of successful data-driven justice innovations and and evidence-based justice policies. With a panel of experts we will discuss the future of the intersection between data and justice, and you will be challenged to think about the next wave of innovations and policies, the critical factors and the resources needed.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 16:00 - 16:30
    Each year the HiiL Justice Accelerator scouts and supports the world's best justice innovations, to help people prevent and resolve their most pressing justice needs. This year, from over 600 applications, the HJA has selected fifteen finalists. During this section of the programme, five of the world's most innovative justice innovations will present. A jury consisting of top experts in justice, business, development, technology, and entrepreneurship will decide the winner of the Innovating Justice Award, the world's most prestigious award for justice innovation.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 16:30 - 17:00
    Are you interested in how our finalists broke barriers to justice innovation? Or in what barriers they are still facing? Can you help them break some barriers? This is your moment to walk up to the innovators and ask them everything you want to know about their justice innovations.
    Where
    Auditorium & Foyer

  • 17:15 - 17:45
    The panel consist of the President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Maarten Feteris; Chief Justice of Uganda, Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe; former Chief Justice of Kenya & founding member of the Justice Leadership Group, Dr. Willy Mutunga; former Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Mr. Mamadou Ismaël Konaté; and Assistant Minister and Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Justice, UAE, H.E. Mr. Abdulla A.J. Al-Majid. They will answer the following question: how did today's discussions contribute to breaking barriers to justice innovation?
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 17:45 - 17:55
    This year, next to our Call for Innovations, we also had a Call for Talent. We scouted the globe for individuals with an interesting skillset and passion for justice innovation -- but without a team or idea for a justice innovation. We found many highly driven and talented individuals who want to see more access to justice and more justice innovation in the context they live and work in. Wilfried de Wever will share with us the Top Talents in Justice Innovation for 2017.
    Where
    Auditorium

  • 17:55 - 18:15
    Where
    Auditorium