Saturday, 25th February 2017



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July, 2016 – declared an Ashoka Changemaker semifinalist.


December, 2015, - attended the Innovating Justice Forum at The Hague.


December, 2014 - OpenTrial wins the JusticeMakers competition staged by International Bridges to Justice of 64 rue de Monthoux, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. The prize money is being used to conduct a due process smartphone app pilot project.

7th to 8th of October, 2013 - OpenTrial participated in the Annual Trial Monitoring meeting staged in Warsaw by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). 

Frank Richardson talked about the potential of information and computer technology to advance fair trials and justice, and demonstrated a fair trial smartphone app. This was an excellent meeting of bright and dedicated people, and it is hoped that some will be inspired to adopt innovative methods to broaden legal process evaluation by society.


11th June, 2013 - Frank Richardson delivers a talk to the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (which is part of the University of Oslo) about why, in general, rule of law projects do not work. 

The text of his talk can be found here: "Rule of law reform and force-growing orchids in permafrost on Svarlbard".


20th Feb. 2013 - Echoing Green announces OpenTrial as one of its semi-finalists.

1st to 2nd of November, 2012 - attended the Innovating Justice Forum at The Hague

As a finalist, OpenTrial received the highest number of votes from HiiL's innovators for our Fair Trial Smartphone App.


June, 2011 - attended the World Justice Forum III in Barcelona.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 10: "Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him."



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