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HiiL launches call for Innovating Justice Challenge 2019

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge 2019 is now open for applications. The organisation is looking for justice innovators from East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa.

Applications close on 15 August, at midnight Central European Time (CET).

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The organisation is in search of the best innovations with a focus on preventing or resolving a justice problem for many people, including small and medium-sized businesses.

These must have the potential to become financially sustainable and be scalable nationwide or globally. Solutions must furthermore already be showing measurable impact and are led by a motivated, focused team driven to make a change.

Applications for HiiL’s Innovating Justice Challenge 2019 close on 15 August

Up to 10 finalists will be chosen from each of the three African regions, all of whom will be invited to take part in a week-long business development programme designed to support organisations that seek to create an impact in access to justice.

Finalists will then pitch to a jury made up of local and international specialists.

The best innovators will then be invited to join HiiL’s Southern Africa Justice Accelerator programme.

Innovators that show significant growth can win up to €20,000 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 February 2020.

HiiL yesterday ran a launch even for the Innovating Justice Challenge 2019 in Johannesburg. Two further launches will be held for the Southern Africa region, one in Harare next Tuesday (11 June) (see here) and another in Cape Town, next Wednesday (12 June) (see here).

Since 2011 HiiL has supported more than 60 justice innovations worldwide. Some of those have become big, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

HiiL is supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to run the Justice Innovation programme In Southern Africa.

To submit an application visit

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