As part of the Humanity Hub’s first seasonal programming theme, focusing on COVID responses, we will share insights by members of the Humanity Hub community and the Hague Peace & Justice ecosystem. This week, we are spotlighting HiiL’s guide to people-centred justice programming,


COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis have exposed justice sector inadequacies in societies around the globe.

Improving access to justice and increasing the delivery of justice services demands a shift in thinking. As countries and the global community emerge from the pandemic, justice sectors must (re)create opportunities for people to participate fully in their societies and economies. Addressing these concerns and envisioning a path forward is the subject of HiiL’s 2021 Trend report, Delivering Justice Rigorously.

People’s justice needs have become more urgent than ever. Even before COVID-19 and the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic, legal systems and institutions worldwide struggled to address people’s justice concerns. Nonetheless, justice systems will influence how societies rebound from the pandemic. At HiiL, we have witnessed innovation and the advancement of the justice sector. At HiiL, we call these change agents – including individuals, services, tools and new platforms – ‘Gamechangers.’” – Sam Muller, CEO at HiiL