HiiL (Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a not-for-profit institution based in the Hague, with the aim of making justice work for people through new technologies, cutting-edge knowledge on conflict resolution and new forms of organization and governance.
HiiL runs a Justice Accelerator that offers a tailored acceleration program that draws on its in-depth knowledge of successful legal innovations and a global network of like-minded organizations and investors. The organization works to create partnerships that will help budding legal-tech startups achieve success, and assist established innovators to scale.
HiiL is now calling all innovators and entrepreneurs working in the legal sector to apply for the HiiL Justice Accelerator for an opportunity to receive specialized training, mentorship and up to 20,000 Euros in equity-free grant money.
Potential candidates for the Justice Accelerator 2018 programme have until 16:59 (EAT) on 31st May to apply. The applicants can be working for an NGO or startup, or simply have a good idea for a scalable solution that will improve access to justice and legal systems in Africa.
Previous HiiL Justice Accelerator cohorts have included innovators such as Kenya’s Usalama, Sauti Africa and Mulika Hongo. Applications are particularly encouraged that address 3 main pain points of justice in the Kenyan context; family justice, land disputes, and crime and law enforcement.
According to HiiL, these pain points came about from the 2018 Justice Needs Survey that mapped and analyzed the justice needs of over 6000 Kenyans in 27 counties.
To submit an application, innovators and individuals should visit https://innovatingjustice.com/