Justice Week

Justice Week

Placing access to justice and the rule of law at the centre of public and political debate

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What is Justice Week?

Justice Week took place for the first time this year between Monday 29 October and Friday 2 November 2018.

The five day programme of public events, research, campaigning, activism, parliamentary debate, and public participation and media engagement was produced to boost the profile of justice and the rule of law.

As a new initiative set up by the Bar Council, The Law Society, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Justice Week also set out to address the fact that so many parts of the justice system are at breaking point and to make a strong and clear case for why they are so fundamental to our society, economy and democracy.

Justice Week will take place again next year. Its aims are to:

  • Promote the value of justice and the rule of law to audiences beyond the legal community to inspire and activate those who have not been a part of conversations on justice, or listened to by decision-makers.

  • Build public support for core campaigns on access to justice and the rule of law.

  • Increase public understanding of the role of Government in the administration of justice and how the legal profession supports the justice system.

  • Demonstrate to decision-makers that the impact of justice policy is widely felt and understood, and that a wide range of communities and constituents are capable of articulating their concerns and demands.

  • Highlight the work undertaken every day by individual legal practitioners - particularly that work which is undertaken pro bono - to improve access to justice and the rule of law.

Contact

If you would like to talk with with one of the Justice Week team, please contact Sam Mercer at smercer@barcouncil.org.uk or Luke Robins-Grace at lrobins-grace@barcouncil.org.uk.