The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) (formerly The Hague Institute for Internationalization of Law)

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General Information

HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a not-for-profit institution based in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice. HiiL operates on the belief that justice systems around the world need to be improved.HiiL partners with various clients such as NGOs, governments and legal entrepreneurs to improve rulemaking and conflict resolution processes. Guided by the belief that justice should be accessible to everyone, HiiL works to increase access to justice and enhance the rule of law. With a strong belief in knowledge-based research, HiiL combines this with the view that innovation of justice is key to improving legal journeys around the world.


HiiL strives to make justice work for people around the world. To do this, HiiL operates in teams, which are the Measuring Justice, Innovating Procedures, and Justice Accelerator teams. From surveying justice needs to supporting legal innovation entrepreneurs, these distinct units of HiiL work together towards the common goal of the organisation - that by 2030, 150 million people will be able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems


Number of staff
50 staff both in The Hague and abroad

Positions available / Internships

Who's who?

CEO:  Dr. A.S. Muller
Research Director: Prof. Dr. Maurits Barendrecht
Director of Operations: Ellen Tacoma

Contact information
Visiting address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 16A, 2594 AV Den Haag

Postal address
PO Box 93033
2509 AA The Hague

Tel: +31 (0)70 7620700

Website: The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law