The Innovating Justice Forum Programme

8-10 February 2021, online event

8 February 2021

Making people-centered justice happen

10:00 – 12:30

Introduction to our new cohort | Innovator pitches

  • Hear from the most prominent justice innovators from Africa, MENA and Ukraine chosen after a rigorous selection process
  • Speaker: TBA
12:30 – 13:00Break: get to know each other
13:00 – 13:15

SDG16 and people-centered justice in times of crisis | Talk 

  • Formal opening of the Forum
  • Speaker: Birgitta Tazelaar (Deputy Director General International Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
13:15 – 13:30

The growing global movement on people-centered justice | Talk

  • Introductory remarks by the HiiL CEO on how we can make people-centered justice a reality 
  • Speaker: Sam Muller (CEO, HiiL)
13:30 – 14:00

Our new trend report: Implementing people-centered justice at scale | Interactive presentation 

  • Launch of the annual thought-piece of HiiL showcasing research on the state of justice innovation ecosystem
  • Speaker: Maurits Barendrecht (Research Director, HiiL)
14:00 – 15:00

What makes a justice innovation a real gamechanger? | Talk show 

  • Telling the story of gamechanging justice innovations, that are scalable, sustainable and bring impact, through actual case studies
  • Speakers: Kanan Dhru (Justice Innovation Researcher, HiiL) and Jules Sievert (Creative Director, NULawLab)
15:00 – 15:15Break
15:15 – 15:45

What role can gamechangers play in reforms of judicial systems? | Interview 

  • Conversation on the relevance of gamechangers in influencing systems of law and justice
  • Speaker: Gerald Abila (Founder, Barefootlaw) and other speakers to be announced.
15:45 – 16:00And the winner is… | Announcement of the winners of the pitch round
16:00 – 16:15End of day one: Looking back on today and ahead to tomorrow

9 February 2021

Bringing people-centered justice in national agendas

13:00 – 13:45

Why is an enabling environment for people-centered justice so important? | Interactive panel discussion

  • Conversation around the enabling environment that is needed to make people-centered justice happen
  • Speakers: Maaike de Langen (Programme Lead, Pathfinders), Blair Glencorse (Founder, Accountability Lab), Mr. Pius Bigirimana (Permanent Secretary, Judiciary of Uganda), Maha Jweied (Fellow, Center for International Cooperation) and other speakers to be announced
13:45 – 14:00Break: get connected!
14:00 – 15:00

An exercise on an hypothetical case study: community justice services | Hands-on activity 

  • Collective exercise on challenges and possible interventions needed to bring national governments on board on people-centered justice
  • Speakers: Juan Botero (Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia and Consultant, HiiL), Martin Gramatikov (HiiL)
15:00- 15:15Go on a speed date!
15:15 – 16:00

Government as an innovator: seeking the right leadership | Interactive panel discussion

  • Conversation on the kind of leadership needed to champion people-centered justice
  • Speakers: Willy Mutunga (Former Chief Justice of Kenya), TBA.
16:00- 16:15

Re-creating justice systems | Workshop

  • Making space for newer and more audacious initiatives
  • Speaker: J Kim Wright


10 February 2021

Funding people-centered justice

13:00 – 13:15

Setting the big picture: Justice budget 2.0 | Presentation

  • Kick-starting the relay-race on what role each type of funding agency can play in creating people-centered justice
  • Speaker: TBA
13:15 – 14:00

How can governments support gamechanging justice initiatives? | Interactive panel discussion

  • Focused conversation on what role can the national governments play in developing, funding and scaling people-centered justice
  • Speakers: Marcus Manuel (Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute)
14:00 – 14:45

How can donor agencies support gamechanging justice initiatives? | Interactive panel discussion

  • Focused conversation on what role can the donor agencies play in developing, funding and scaling people-centered justice
  • Speakers: Andrew Solomon (Senior Rule of Law Advisor, USAID), TBA
14:45 – 15:00

Be your own gamechanger | Workshop

  • Design yourself to be the changer you wish to see
  • Speaker: J Kim Wright
15:00 – 15:45

How can the private sector support gamechanging justice initiatives? | Interactive panel discussion

  • Focused conversation on what role can the private sector play in developing, funding and scaling people-centered justice
  • Speakers: Roopa Kudwa (Managing Director Omidyar India) with Aniket Doegar (Co-founder, Haqdarshak) and other speakers to be announced
15:45 – 16:30

Commitment to implementing people-centered justice: from data to movement | A conversation

  • Presenting the learnings from the Forum and reflecting on the next steps to foster people-centered justice movement
  • Speakers: Peter Backx (Director of Global Innovation, Wolters Kluwer), Jameson Dempsey (Global Director, Legal Hackers)
16:30 – 16:45

Forum 2021: Closing words | Talk by Sam Muller (CEO, HiiL)

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More information on each session such as speakers and session format will be updated regularly.
Stay tuned!