Do you wish to grow your game changing justice innovation into an impactful business?

Then submit an application for the Hague institute for innovation of law (HiiL) innovating justice challenge 2021, and get a seed funding of up to €10,000 alongside caoching sessions and mentorships.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021


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  • HiiL’s Justice Accelerator offers you a 4-month long programme that provides you with:
  • €10,000 non-equity seed funding.
  • Full training program delivered by industry specialists: business growth, marketing, team & leadership, impact measurement and much more.
  • Coaching sessions and mentorship on topics of your choice.
  • Access to HiiL’s global network of justice leaders, legal tech organisations and top level researchers.
  • International exposure and potential investment opportunities.
  • Chance to win up to €20.000 at the pitch event of the Innovating Justice Forum.


To apply your startup needs to: 

  • have a service that prevents or resolves a clear local justice problem*. 
  • have proven customer demand, demonstrate increasing revenue and impact.
  • have a scalable business model and the potential to become financially sustainable.
  • be led by a dedicated team with experienced founders.
  • Be a startup from any of the following countries:East Africa (except Uganda),West Africa, Southern Africa, MENA region (especially Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan) Ukraine

Both for-profit and non-profit startups can apply!

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Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2021.

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About the HiiL’s Innovating Justice Challenge

The HiiL Justice Accelerator is currently seeking startups for its 2021 Accelerator programme. We are looking for impact startups focused on tackling justice issues that ensure everyone’s access to justice at work, at home, in their neighbourhoods and in business.

We support startups that empower people with break-through innovations to create better:

  • working conditions with their employer
  • separation terms with their spouse
  • protection against theft, fraud and violence
  • arrangements about noise, damages and property access with their neighbour
  • housing maintenance and rent conditions with their landlord
  • agreements on ownership, registration and use of land
  • contracts, fraud protection and compliance for their small business
  • We are especially interested in startups that work on what we’ve identified as potential game-changers

Our programme supports startups that have a proven solution with increasing annual revenue and impact, have a scalable business model, are on their way to financial sustainability and are led by a strong team with experienced founders. Startups can be for-profit or non-profit!

Key Dates and Order of Program

Applications open at 00:00 CEST on March 15, 2021 and close at 23:59 CEST on April 30, 2021.

Those shortlisted for interviews, will have their interviews online between June 14, 2021 and June 24, 2021 .

Following the interviews, the shortlisted applicants will participate in a Bootcamp training between July 5, 2021 and July 9, 2021 .

At the end of the Bootcamp, all Bootcamp participants will deliver a pitch at pitch event. The pitch events take place in each region between July 12, 2021 and July 14, 2021.

Selected participants will be informed by July 20, 2021 about their selection.

The accelerator programme will take place July 26, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021.

Shorlisted applicants would be interviewed online before selection.

The Accelerator program would take place on July 26th

The 2019/2020 Innovating Justice Challenge

At the last Innovating Justice Forum held in The Hague, Bankly was chosen as the winner by judges Jackie Nagtegaal (Law for All), Duncan Onyango (KIFFWA), and Linda Bonyo (Lawyers Hub Kenya).

Bankly is a Nigerian savings and cash digitization platform that allows its customers to save up for emergencies through an agent network while protecting them from fraud and theft.

Past Winning Startups in the HiiL’s Innovating Justice Challenge


  • rAInbow: South Africa / Domestic abuse


rAInbow is a digital companion designed to reach millions affected by abusive and controlling relationships. It helps users identify signs of abuse and offers support in a non-judgmental way.


  • CrimeSync: Sierra Leone / Crime


CrimeSync made an all-in-one digital crime records management application that has been launched across Sierra Leone’s prison system. It serves to improve the efficiency and transparency of the justice system.


  • For the children’s sake: South Africa / Family court mediation


For the children’s sake offers families embroiled in litigation, free mediation services at court, to resolve their dispute in the best interests of the children.


  • Schoeman Law Inc: South Africa / Legal document automation


Schoeman Law Inc: Using document automation technology presented as a web-based application, entrepreneurs can build their own agreements in just a few minutes at less than 10% of the usual cost. 


  • Africlaim: Nigeria / Airline compensation


Africlaim specializes in securing financial and non-financial compensation for African airline passengers involved in flight disruptions including cancellations, delays, and overbooking


  • The Flemer Project: Nigeria / Pre-trial detainee representation


The Flemer Project helps pre-trial detainees, especially those charged with minor offenses, conclude their matters in court as quickly as possible with the aid of young volunteer lawyers, and manages the volunteer and representation process with tech


  • Vesicash: Nigeria / E-commerce escrow system


Vesicash is an escrow platform that prevents disputes and uses its digital dispute resolution mechanism to resolve digital transaction disputes in less than 72hrs. 


  • FIDA: Uganda / Legal information


FIDA is a tablet and mobile-based service that provides electronic legal service information and advice to the vulnerable and indigent people in Uganda. It is a one-stop center for all legal information relating to land, family,gender-based violence, among others.

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Babajide is a content writer and site admin at Camberene. He majored in zoology and is also a tech enthusiast proficient in the use of python, R and other data analytics tools.

Babajide is looking into using machine learning and artificial intelligence in the near future.