The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the call for applications for its Innovating Justice Challenge 2019.
HiiL is looking for up to 10 regional finalists from East Africa to take part in a week-long program preparing them to pitch to a jury made up of local and international specialists. Applications to the Innovating Justice Challenge close on the August 15th, 2019.
This year, HiiL’s Justice Accelerator is looking for promising new justice innovations to prevent or resolve the most pressing justice needs around Crime and Law enforcement.
In 2017, HiiL conducted a Justice’s Needs and Satisfaction Survey in conjunction with the Kenyan Judiciary which asked citizens to name their most pressing justice needs. In the survey, 89% of Kenyans indicated that Crime was their biggest justice need. Within the category of Crime, HiiL is looking for innovations around preventing or resolving crimes, such as theft, assault, fraud or counterfeit.
Innovators stand a chance to win up to 20,000 EUR in seed-funding, business development support, access to a global network, potential further investment opportunities and international exposure for their innovation, including the chance to pitch at the Innovating Justice Forum in The Hague in on February 5th, 2020 at the Peace Palace in The Hague.
HiiL has supported more than 60 justice innovations worldwide since 2012. Some of those have become big, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The activities of the HiiL Justice Accelerator in East Africa are supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.