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Innovating Justice

by Silo

Why are banks, media or supermarkets much more adaptive to new approaches than courts, law firms or firms publishing law books? When societies evolve and their needs change, the various industrial sectors reflect this by adopting new practices, services and tools. However, in the justice sector, courts seem to preserve their old-fashioned institutional procedures, applying rules that are centuries old, using language that is archaic and avoiding the introduction of IT services.
HiiL is an advisory and research institute for the international justice sector, based in The Hague, city of peace and justice. The core of their work is to improve rulemaking and conflict resolution processes. In today’s challenging environment that is impossible without innovation. They support clients and other stakeholders doing this together, across borders and based on the best available knowledge.
HiiL worked towards an innovation model, reflecting best practices for innovation in the justice sector. SILO was asked to translate the model into a practical working tool. An inspiring book, offering great examples of justice innovation, advise on how to put a justice innovation act together, help with creating a justice strategy for countries, improving justice systems and inspiration for the hard work that is needed to get it done.
The book is written, designed and produced using the scrum method. The first ‘sprint’ resulted in a complete design of the book with a basic description of the contents of every section. Then, in three more sprints, we added additional functionalities to the book, integrating an innovative design and a quirky but clear pictogram-like illustrative vocabulary which creates a world on its own.
This book is a long-overdue slap in the face of justice fatalism. To anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the justice sector, to offer fresh perspectives, a wide array of tips and tricks and, hopefully, a solid injection of confidence.

  • Creative Directors Rene Toneman
  • Art Directors Sjoerd Koopmans
  • Designers Sjoerd Koopmans
  • Illustrators Sjoerd Koopmans, Robin Nas
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Copywriters
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