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About Sam Muller

Sam Muller is the founding director of HiiL. Its mission is to empower 150 million people to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems by 2030. An international lawyer by training, Sam works on justice strategy and innovation at the highest political levels, connecting knowledge about needs and what works with change processes that make a difference. The clients he has worked for include governments, international businesses and leading civil society organisations. Sam also led the setting up of the Justice Leadership Foundation and the Wildlife Justice Commission.

Before founding HiiL, he was closely involved in building the International Criminal Court. He worked as legal adviser at UNRWA and the then newly established ICTY. He holds a law degree and a doctorate from Leiden University and taught there. He has published and spoken extensively on various topics: legal trends and strategy, justice leadership, justice innovation, and international justice issues. Sam has served on many boards. He is currently chair of the supervisory board of World Wildlife Fund – The Netherlands and a member of the International Board of WWF. He is chair of the supervisory board of the Wildlife Justice Commission. He serves as Senior Adviser to the Task Force on Justice. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Impact Investment Exchange, IIX. He was active within the World Economic Forum on the topics of rule of law and justice, chairing two agenda councils. Sam is an alumnus of the Future Leaders Programme of the French Foreign Ministry. He is also a facilitator of leadership retreats for the Foundation for Natural Leadership. Sam is married and has three children.

Posts by Sam Muller

Justice Is Missing the Boat

An Emerging Ministers of Justice Movement

Hopping Ministers and Crossing Canyons

Justice for Resilience

Am I Essential?

It Kind of Works

It’ll Take Time but It’s Happening

The Perfect Ministry of Justice

How Can We Talk About It?

Mali Leading

A Good Way to End the Year

Speak to the Street

The Global Access to Justice Goal

Access to Justice Alarm

Justice Innovation Lessons of 2017

Accountability Justice and Mundane Justice

Seatbelts On

How Do You Marry This?


The Belt Challenge and the Need for a Think

Divorced From Reality

Scarcity and Justice

‘On Progresse’ in Tunesia

A Talk With the Prime Minister

Looking Through the Rear View Mirror