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From challenges to successes

HiiL POLICY BRIEF From challenges to successes: Four levers to enhance the enabling environment for people-centred justice innovation in Nigeria Download Photo by fauxels from Pexels Executive summary People-centred justice is a globally emerging approach that supports the realisation of SDG 16 – promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable […]

Climate Change & Access to Justice

HiiL POLICY BRIEF Climate Change & Access to Justice Download Photo by fauxels from Pexels Executive summary This policy brief explores the connection between climate change and access to justice. Across the world, billions of people encounter justice problems. Roughly half do not manage to resolve their justice issues. Strong evidence emerges that the consequences of climate change […]

Measuring the justice outcomes that survivors of intimate partner violence seek

HiiL POLICY BRIEF Measuring the justice outcomes that survivors of intimate partner violence seek: An updated prototype Download Photo by fauxels from Pexels Executive summary People-centred, outcomes-based justice is justice that addresses the people’s underlying needs and resolves their most pressing legal problems. In order to assess whether people-centred justice is being delivered, we need to be able […]

What works in people-centered justice

HiiL POLICY BRIEF How to figure out “What works” in People-centered justice? Download Photo by fauxels from Pexels “What works” is a crucial yet still unanswered question in the justice field. This policy brief calls for urgent policy, research and funding action to address four aspects of the problem: Shift the focus towards the outcomes of justice Clarify […]

Background paper

BACKGROUND PAPER How to figure out “What works” in People-centered justice? Download Photo by fauxels from Pexels This paper provides inputs for a policy brief about “what works in justice”. The primary purpose of the background paper is to serve as an example for analysing data to understand “what works” in resolving disputes. Together with the policy brief, […]

Focusing on outcomes for people

HiiL POLICY BRIEF Focusing on outcomes for people An opportunity for the justice sector Download Photo by fauxels from Pexels Leaders in the justice sector operate in a challenging environment. Faced with overburdened courts, expensive legal advice, and complex procedures that make it difficult to resolve conflict swiftly, they are expected to provide access to justice for all. […]

Delivering People-Centred Justice, Rigorously

HiiL POLICY BRIEF Delivering People-Centred Justice, Rigorously Download Photo by fauxels from Pexels There is growing recognition of a new paradigm that can help us deal with the challenge of achieving SDG16.3 – access to justice for all: people-centred justice. A way of strengthening justice systems by putting people and the outcomes they need at the centre, not […]