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 once again welcome this important event, running from the 24th - 28th February 2020.
Justice Week 2020 shall focus on raising awareness amongst young people of 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 will provide 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 emphasise the work that our institutions still have to do to demystify, scrutinise and promote the world of law.
Justice Week 2020 shall cover different themes, from Saving our Planet to Defending Democracy, it will enable all those involved to see the very real impact that our laws have on the issues of today:
|| Protecting our Freedom
|| Fighting for Rights
|| Defending Democracy
|| Saving our Planet
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Get involved with Justice Week 2020
Between now and 24th February 2020, legal professionals and third sector organisations, are invited to make contact with their proposals for initiatives to strengthen the public’s understanding of the justice system. We all have a role to play in helping the world of law become more visible to those who need it and use it.
If you would like to share any ideas or suggestions for how to achieve this, please contact Sharon Bruty (Communications Team at CILEx) at 01234 845721.
If you are a member of the media and would like to know more Justice Week 2020, please contact:
Sharon Bruty, CILEx (01234 845721)
Harriet Beaumont, Law Society (020 8049 3854)
Steven Rudaini, Bar Council (020 7611 1429)