Access to justice: for four billion out of the just over seven billion people on earth this is too expensive, too complicated, blocked by corruption, or simply not available. Lawyers working for the Dutch government devote themselves to the digital innovation of the legal industry. Surprisingly enough, Kenya is a trendsetter in this respect. Under the inspiring guidance of Supreme Court Judge Willy Mutunga, and with the aid of text messaging, smartphones and Twitter, a countrywide network of apps and legal volunteers is built. Injustice is combatted with cell phones instead of law degrees.
With Willy Mutunga (President of the Supreme Court), Sam Muller (Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law), Peter Ouko (prison paralegal), Kituo Cha Sheria (Huis van het Recht) and Ushahidi, the open source software collective.
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 016
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Research: William de Bruijn
Director of photography: Hans Fels, Pim Hawinkels
Sound: Ednah Bonareri, Sander den Broeder
Editor: Michiel Hazebroek
Kenya producers: Alexander Valeton, Kennedy Odhiambo
Web editor: Jasper Koning
Producer: Jeroen Beumer
Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn
Archive: Picha Mtaani, Euronews
Thanks to: Selfmade Films, Jin Ho Verdonschot
English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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