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My Justice highlights the stories of individuals who work in the field of international justice or who have been affected by it and asks what does justice mean to them. 

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Waiting on the ICC in Georgia

Nino Tsagareishvili - Georgia
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 13:40

A decade after the short but deadly conflict that tore Georgia and South Ossetia asunder, victims on either side are still no closer to getting justice. To get an impression of where things currently stand, Justice Hub spoke with two experts, one from Georgia and the other from Russia. This is our interview with Nino Tsagareishvili of the Human Rights Center, Georgia

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Waiting on the ICC in South Ossetia

Varvara Pakhomenko - Russia
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:22

A decade after the short but deadly conflict that tore Georgia and South Ossetia asunder, victims on either side are still no closer to getting justice. To get an impression of where things currently stand, Justice Hub spoke with two experts, one from Georgia and the other from Russia. This is our interview with Russian human rights expert on the Caucasus Varvara Pakhomenko.

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“Lady Liberty” is using the law to help vulnerable and marginalised women

Samantha N. Ngcolomba - South Africa - Lady Liberty
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 14:40

Justice Hub talks to Samantha N. Ngcolomba, the founder of “Lady Liberty”, a South African legal initiative that provides basic legal information and services to vulnerable and marginalized women.

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How can we make human rights advocacy more popular? Reality TV might have some answers

Matilda Gonzalez Gil - Colombia
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:40

Can techniques used in popular television shows help human rights defenders mainstream their message? Colombian lawyer Matilda Gonzalez Gil thinks so.

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It's tougher to break social taboos than you think: even racist attitudes are learned young

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:20

Professor Judi Mesman's research at Leiden University challenges the idea that “children don’t see race” and has big implications for those who are trying to challenge prejudice and break social taboos.

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Lawyers 4 farmers: How a Ugandan legal initiative is helping an underserved community

Helen Mukasa - Lawyers 4 Farmers
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 04:40

Justice Hub speaks to Hellen Mukasa, co-founder of Lawyers 4 Farmers, a Ugandan legal initiative which supports local farmers through offering legal and entrepreneurial advice:

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Kosovo: An unexpected exit foils the plans of a resolute prosecutor

David Schwendiman - Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 09:21

David Schwendiman, a seasoned US attorney and war crimes expert, is being forced to step down as the Specialist Prosecutor (SP) at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. Before news of his imminent exit was made public, Schwendiman had spoken to journalists in The Hague about how exactly he planned to marshal facts to hold powerful individuals accountable for grave crimes committed in Kosovo between January 1998 and December 2000. As part of our #MyJustice series, here is Schwendiman, in his own words, explaining how he’s made “accountability” the watchword at the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO)

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This South African innovation is using community radio to link people with justice solutions

Paul McNally, the founding Director of Citizen Justice Network
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 16:21

In this interview, conducted as part of our popular #MyJustice series, Justice Hub talks to Paul McNally, the founding Director of Citizen Justice Network, a South African justice innovation which won the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017

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French start-up stakes a claim to being “The search engine for International Law”

Sylvie Dumanoir - France
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 08:54

In December 2017, HiiL Innovating Justice held the 8th Annual Innovating Justice Forum at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The forum brought together the best and most promising justice entrepreneurs from all over the world. The attendees were selected from a pool of more than 600 justice innovators who participated in the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017. In this interview, conducted as part of our popular #MyJustice series, Justice Hub talks to Sylvie Dumanoir of Jus Mundi, a French start-up that styles itself as “The Search Engine for International Law”.

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Ugandan tech initiative is inspiring citizens to know their rights

Michael Katagaya - Uganda
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 14:42

In December 2017, HiiL Innovating Justice held the 8th Annual Innovating Justice Forum at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The forum brought together the best and most promising justice entrepreneurs from all over the world. The attendees were selected from a pool of more than 600 justice innovators who participated in the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017. In this interview, conducted as part of our popular #MyJustice series, Justice Hub talks to Michael Richard Katagaya a co-founder of the Evidence and Methods Lab, a Uganda-based civic tech initiative that is the embodiment of the “African solutions for African problems” ethos.

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