Canada’s online legal magazine.

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

Innovating Tribunals & Being Open

Citizens Justice Emerging

The Power of Invoking

Government Innovation

International Court in Crisis

A Crisis of International Law

Justice Incubators

Davos 2014 and Justice

Justice Innovation Contradictions

What Is the Future of Courts?

Courtroom Two and Courtroom One

Davos Trends

Looking Back to the Future


Judges Do Not Stop Bank Robberies

Law of the Future in Tunisia

The Law of the Future