Financing justice innovations:

building the business case for justice innovation

5 february 2020 | THE PEACE PALACE, THE HAGUE

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We are very excited to share this with you.
We have arranged for the next Innovating Justice Forum to be back on 5th February 2020.
Again, the Peace Palace in The Hague will be the meeting place for the most disruptive innovations to improve access to justice for millions of people.

More information and ticket sales will follow soon!


Financing Justice Innovation is an investment in people and societies. The costs of injustice are high, both in financial and non-financial terms. Improved access to justice has a positive impact on how people function, how public and private sectors perform, and ultimately, how well a nation can thrive. 

Responsibility to achieve access to justice is shared by all. It should be facilitated; it should serve people and it should be easy to get. Equally, responsibility to improve access to justice is shared as well. It is not just governments or private sector or philanthropists.  

Financing justice innovation is surely about money. It is about sharing know-how, experiences and matching supply and demand. It is also about investing in solutions that work, data based and people driven. Financing of justice innovations means investing in social impact, in improving the daily lives of people, everywhere.

What can you expect?

For the 10th Innovating Justice Forum, HiiL strives to build the business case for Financing Justice Innovation by bringing together the issues and solutions, the demand for financing and the supply of money, investment, knowledge and insights. 

In two days, HiiL, its partners, people from the public, private and knowledge sectors will get together to share ideas, challenge conventional wisdom and inspire to new paths to achieve the targets under SDG16.3. That means building partnerships, conventional and non-conventional, to improve a sustainable approach to make sure access to justice is realised.

Will you join us?

Day 1

On the first day, we will work in smaller groups on specific aspects of financing justice innovations. What are the buy-ins, which roles do governments, NGOs, private investors and enterprises play, how do you replicate and economize innovations, what sort of financing is actually needed? 

Day 2

On the second day, at the Peace Palace, we start with an inspiring debate on the role of the private and public sectors in promoting justice innovation. That session is to be followed by examples of successful innovations and showcases of good ideas that didn’t make it. The afternoon, the Auditorium will be transformed into a justice innovation marketplace.  

Looking back at the Innovating Justice Forum 2019

There is a fundamental place legal technology will play in achieving SDG16, equal access to justice for all. The Innovating Justice Forum 2019 brought together innovators, lawyers, judges, investors, ministers, leaders and academia to talk about legal innovation, what it is and where it is needed. What is more, a winner out of twelve fantastic new innovations from around the world was chosen. Listen to what the Innovating Justice Awards 2019 winner and founder of CrimeSync, Sorieba Daffae has to say about disruptive innovation in the legal sector.

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