Programme

How do we get data, innovation, and funding together in a real transition that produces user-friendly justice at scale? The Forum programme is structured around three elements of our approach: data + innovation + transformation.

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  • February 5

    Working Sessions in the Hague Humanity Hub

  • Please join us for some coffee, lunch and networking before the Working Sessions will officially start.
    Where
    Humanity Hub

  • There will be 3 rounds of parallel working sessions hosted by different organisations. They will give you the possibility to interact, work, learn and network in a smaller setting, in discovering how can we scale justice innovations to reach SDG16.3 The order of the sessions will be made public later.

  • The United Nations estimates that 4 billion people worldwide live outside the protection of the law. These people can be driven from their land, intimidated by violence, and excluded from society. This session is about community paralegals – sometimes called barefoot lawyers – who demystify law and empower people to advocate for themselves.
    Where
    3.05, 3rd floor

  • Shaping rule of law and justice projects through the gender lens continues to be extremely challenging – particularly in situations where programming occurs in fragile and conflict situations. In many cases, lessons and good practices are not easy to come by. The interactive workshop will elaborate on innovations applied in and lessons learned from integrating gender in legal and justice work. Participants are encouraged to share lessons and innovative practices from their experience in gender and justice programming. The workshop will discuss key strategic and practical lessons, good practices AND challenges in creating a gender - responsive justice sector. Workshop moderation: Rea Abada Chiongson is IDLO Senior Legal Advisor on Gender; Margarita Milikh, Regional manager Eastern Europe and Central Asia at IDLO, and Barbara Kawira Japan, Senior Advisor Regional Programs at IDLO Romualdo Mavedzenge, Regional Manager for New Initiatives in Africa at IDLO.
    Where
    4.16, 4th floor

  • "Big ideas from unlikely partnerships - Why cross pollination of ideas is the best form of collaboration" - the ethos of Legal Hackers.
    We love to bring people together from all walks of life and get them talking together about how to solve problems. There's been some great examples of cross pollination and how it works - Henry Ford was inspired to create the conveyor belt production line after a visit to a meat packing plant; Netflix leveraged the postal industry after frustration with late fines.
    Come join our mini hackathon!
    Innovation
    Where
    HiiL office, 4th floor

  • We will showcase UNDP’s experience, as development actor, in designing and implementing innovations on access to justice for all, taking into account country specific challenges and in particular for the disadvantaged groups in transition, conflict and crisis contexts. We will look specifically at the examples of Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan and will share our insights on the strategies that help promote transformative innovations for fair and inclusive justice.
    Innovation
    Where
    3.13, 3rd floor

  • New ways of working are needed to use the possibilities of law and the abilities of the people to increase access of law for citizens. By engaging different stakeholders and involving citizens to explore new perspectives and using an incremental ask-think-test process the impact and rate of innovation are increased. In this session you will learn about process of legal design thinking, how to use the different principles and get an explanation of four different cases. Together we will take a first step in legal design thinking by developing a new concept for SCG 16.3 with the help of one of our Legal Concepting templates.
    Transformation
    Where
    HiiL office, 4th floor

  • Digital Justice is not just about how technology can chance the work that lawyers and judges do daily, is about culture change and a united work between all the involved areas. Brazil now has one of the most digitalized justices in the world, our lawyers and judges work online all the time, the people of Brazil can access on a real time all the processes that are open to public, needing only a computer or smartphone and connection to internet. We understood already that technology will bring – and it’s bringing nowadays – access to justice. But what makes the justice field embrace the technology and let this change happens? Softplan, with its 26 years of experience in the justice field in Brazil, learned that technology is very important, but nothing happens without the people. We must change the mindset of the people before we put a computer in front of a magistrate. The acceptance that the change is needed is more important than changing itself, because of we understand and accept that this is the only way justice can really be accessed by all the people, than we will make everything that we can to make this work. That’s what we are going to talk about: which areas we need to change first?; how can we change the culture of a field that is there for hundreds of years and is very formal?; How Brazil did that 10 years ago and what are de challenges today?; How this culture change helps to scale justice innovation?
    Where
    4.16, 4th floor

  • My music brings people together for access to justice. After studying law I now use my music to talk about corruption and create awareness about human rights, specifically children's rights. In this session I will play some of my music and talk about my personal story for justice.

  • Progress on the justice agenda will require buy-in, resources, and insight far beyond the justice sector. To gain this support, we need to demonstrate how access to justice impacts other interests, including health, the environment, the business climate, and development. We need effective communications strategies to reach diverse stakeholders. And we need new partnerships with unlikely justice champions. Join representatives of the World Justice Project and other rule of law organizations to learn about their efforts to make the “business case” for investment in justice and together devise strategies for engaging diverse stakeholders in the movement.
    Transformation
    Where
    3.05, 3rd floor

  • Innovation is often not without risk. What could go wrong when developing and implementing innovative solutions? During this session, we will discuss possible harms resulting from innovation and ways to mitigate these risks. Join us to talk about what keeps you up at night, and how you can make sure to go to bed calmly nonetheless.
    Innovation
    Where
    4.16, 4th floor

  • Today's justice challenges demand transformative solutions and new forms of public and private finance. This session will explore innovations in financing mechanisms to scale up legal empowerment efforts in different contexts. Participants will discuss the role of both public and private sector actors, partnership models, and tools and approaches to make progress on persistent justice challenges facing communities.
    Where
    3.05, 3rd floor

  • In almost 30 years since the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, countries across the world have seen major and important transformations of justice systems for children. Many of those changes have occurred in formal justice systems, from the police to the judiciary. Less consideration has been given to the rights and needs of children in contexts of legal pluralism where different justice systems, including customary, indigenous and religious legal orders. Given that some estimates suggest that up to 90% of justice decisions occur in contexts of legal pluralism, it is important to understand how children in contact with the law, whether as victims, alleged offenders or witnesses, are treated by these systems, and how decision-making about children unfolds within dispute resolution.
    Where
    3.13, 3rd floor

  • My music brings people together for access to justice. After studying law I now use my music to talk about corruption and create awareness about human rights, specifically children's rights. In this session I will play some of my music and talk about my personal story for justice.

  • Understanding and Addressing Justice Needs of Ordinary People through Partnerships with Local Governments
    Everyone should have equal access to justice in a free and inclusive society. The law is meaningless unless people are supported to have the knowledge to understand it and the power to enforce it. Marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by lack of timely legal advice or support and can often be left behind in development initiatives as their basic justice needs remain unaddressed. The panel will discuss the importance of meeting the civil justice needs of ordinary people and explore how local government leaders can play an active role in promoting equitable access to justice and supporting community organisations that legally empower individuals and communities.
    Where
    Restaurant

  • After working hard on making justice innovation scale, it is time for some well deserved drinks and networking. ARAG has been so kind to sponsor the drinks.
    Where
    Restaurant Humanity Hub

  • February 6

    Innovating Justice Forum in the Peace Palace

  • State the problem: what is needed for scale? - 10 min. talks by experts on:
    - Why do we need it?
    - What is it?
    - What makes it?
    Data
    Where
    Auditorium

  • In 2018, we have received over 400 applications from across the globe. The best entrepreneurs were invited to the Innovating Justice Forum in The Hague. On 6th February, the 12 most promising ideas for providing access to justice will pitch their innovation to our jury. The innovators will compete for the Innovating Justice Awards 2019. The jury will decide who will win.
    Innovation

  • See the pitches of:
    CrimeSync, BTrack, Zzimba, Adapting Legal, Baobab & Viamo
    Innovation

  • Data is everywhere. We can collect it, study it, summarize it. But how do we make it actionable? This session explores how we move from numbers to impact.
    Data

  • Scaling challenge: What is needed for startups to reach thousands or even millions of citizens?
    Join and design with us their growth.

    With 2 cases:
    Barefootlaw from Uganda - scaling to rural areas with IVR
    Patentbot from Ukraine - scaling with the blockchain
    Innovation

  • Many innovations aim at processes that create understanding and agreements. These innovations struggle to get implemented at scale. Together we answer the question: What is needed to make this transformation happen?
    Transformation

  • Innovation
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Celebrating Great Deeds in Legal Empowerment

    Legal empowerment is about helping people to know, use, and shape the law.

    The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition recognizes grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people's hands.
    Innovation

  • Freedom to speak at the peak
    To pick opinions
    like rings of onions
    on top of Pizza
    Because even bizarre
    Opinions deserve expression
    Source: https://arindaphine.wordpress.com/

  • We need to scale up innovations to reach equal access to justice for all. But what does justice or injustice feels like for people? Imagine.. by Design Researcher Dorota Gazy

  • The members of the Justice Leadership Group will reflect on the day. How can we scale justice innovations and reach SDG16.3? Moderator: Elizabeth Andersen
    Transformation
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Since the launch of the #JustInnovate18 Challenge, over 400 start-ups have applied to take part. The best innovations from around the world have pitched their ideas on how access to justice can be improved. Based on four criteria in mind: impact, sustainability, scalability and team, who will come up as the best of the best?
    Innovation
    Where
    Auditorium