HiiL announces semi-finalists for 2016 Innovating Justice Challenge


HiiL, a worldwide pioneer in building and scaling up innovative justice ecosystems, has unveiled the semi-finalists for the 2016 edition of its Innovating Justice Challenge.

The Innovating Justice Challenge is a competition that rewards justice entrepreneurs with the most promising innovations.

Some of the semifinalists were selected after garnering enough votes during the voting period while the others by HiiL in conjunction with local entrepreneurship experts.

The semifinalist, 27 in number, will now attend and pitch at a local Boostcamp in their region – Lagos, Nairobi, Tunis, Johannesburg, and Kampala.

Below is a list of the semifinalists arranged according to their regions.

East Africa



Lawyers 4 Farmers: Promoting Farmer Enterpreneurship*



Mobile Legal Aid


Uwakili: Legal Made Easy

KnownAfrique Law App*

Delivering Justice to Women in Tanzania’s Informal Sector

FarmingBay — Reducing risks involved in contract farming and international trade of farm products

Slumfighters International


Empowering Families to Access Justice Project (EFAJ-P)

West Africa

Insurance Manager App


Just Land

AnthonyRhodes: A B2B platform, Adding Value to Families and Businesses*

New Voices Sustain Community Based Paralegal and Village Mediators

Moh Ni Bah (Platform for registration of rural births via mobile and SMS)

Southern Africa

The Citizen Justice Network

Origin Systems

Business M+

Legal Legends

Human Rights Watch Mobile Application

Northern Africa

Inheritance Division Platform

Emergency Wearable

By October, the HiiL Justice Accelerator team will select up to 10 innovations for the final round and pitch in The Hague in December 2016.

The winning entrepreneurs, selected by an international jury, will receive an Innovating Justice Award and share up to €160,000.

PS., An asterisk * denotes a winner of the voting contest.

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