Justice Week 2020
Justice Week was a new initiative setup by the three legal professional bodies; the Bar Council, the Law Society, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2018. The main purpose of the week is aimed at boosting the profile of justice and the rule of law, in helping to place these core principles at the centre stage of public and political debate.
Building on the successful inaugural of Justice Week 2018, the legal professions ran this important event, a second time from 24 - 28 February 2020, developing the 2018 awareness-raising, the 2020 event focused, in particular, on young people and the importance of the justice system and the value of the rule of law in playing a fundamental role for the protection of our rights and freedoms.
A basic understanding of how the law works and the role of justice in society, politics and business is essential. People should know their rights, how they can enforce them and what measures are in place to protect them. Justice Week 2020 provided a platform to debate just this, and look at how we can ensure that this vital legal education takes place. From schools to the media, it shall emphasised the work that our institutions still have to do to demystify, scrutinise and promote the world of law.
The week highlighted the breadth of law's impact, covering different themes, from Saving the Planet to Defending Democracy.