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The winner of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017 was announced as South Africa’s Citizen Justice Network. Proving that knowledge is power, CJN trains community paralegals to be radio journalists, and then pairs these paralegals with radio stations so that vital social justice content can be produced and disseminated. CJN reaches eight areas across South Africa and is in the process of duplicating the model in Kenya.

The incredible prize was decided upon by a jury of highly experienced individuals from the private, not-for profit and legal sector.

The Hague played host to the 2017 Innovating Justice Forum where world renowned justice leaders and 15 of the best justice entrepreneurs gathered for the all-day event.

The winners were selected from over 600 applications to the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017 worldwide. As well as earning prize money worth up to EURO 20 000, Citizen Justice Network and Lady Liberty will join 26 other innovations in the HiiL Justice Accelerator programme (HJA), which will offer further support and funding throughout the year.