This week’s featured resource is Understanding Justice Needs: The Elephant in the Courtroom that comes to us from HiiL Innovating Justice.
This report quantifies and pinpoints the yearly need for fair solutions, and shows that innovation trends are encouraging, enabling a breakthrough. Online platforms are a promising way to support the supply of fair solutions at scale. Practical, local legal services do what works to build bridges and settle conflicts in communities. Judges are being released from courthouses and overly legalistic procedures so they can bring fair, authoritative solutions to the table when needed. This report suggests scenarios for scaling up innovative approaches.
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In this report, it is estimated that each year, 1 billion people face a new and serious conflict. They experience violence, stress, loss of work and income or damage to key relationships. Data show that right now, people rely on litigation in overburdened courts or go to friends, lawyers and other helpers for informal solutions. Across countries studied, one third of people’s most serious problems are solved in time. The report shows how legal service providers and courts could embrace user-centred innovation and focus on seamless delivery of fair solutions.
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