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The HiiL Justice Accelerator Competition for Justice Entrepreneurship 2018

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Deadline: May 31, 2018.


The HiiL Justice Accelerator finds and supports the world’s best justice entrepreneurs in order to create access to justice for all:

  1. Particularly in Africa and the Middle East but also across the world, through local partners and supporters we locate justice entrepreneurs and in many cases add them to our “Innovation Database.”
  2. Through a series of local training events as well as the yearly Justice Entrepreneurship School in The Hague, we provide training to justice entrepreneurs in the skills they need most to manage and lead their innovations.
  3. By offering seed funding, as well as access to potential future follow-on funding, we fund justice entrepreneurs with the cash they need to grow their innovations.
  4. Finally we offer acceleration and business services to justice entrepreneurs to help get them on the right track to scaling their innovations.

HiiL is looking for innovations that help people prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. We define pressing justice problems on the basis of research and data that demonstrate the legal needs of people. This means we search for innovations that create rights awareness, provide access to legal services or dispute resolution and improve efficiency and transparency in existing justice policies.

In 2018, on the basis of HiiL’s data, we focus on resolving pressing justice problems in the following 5 areas:

We only accept a limited number of applications who addressing other pressing justice problems.

This is a global call, though we encourage applications from Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Mali, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands.


  • The founder and applicant should be 18 years of age or older.
  • The venture must be committed to providing access to justice underpinned by evidence showing justice needs.
  • The person(s) with whom we engage should be the founder or a co-founder of the organization and should be able to make key, high-level, and direction-shifting decisions (such as whether or not to take investments and who to partner with) on behalf of the entire organization.
  • We can only accept innovations to be incorporated with a bank account in the name of the legal entity by the time they receive our grant funding.

More information HERE

Application Process