Professor Dame Hazel Genn delivers speech at Access to Justice and Technology Summit
18 June 2019
The event brought together attendees from sectors including law, technology, government, and business to explore new technology solutions to access to justice challenges on a global scale.
, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at and Director of the , delivered a talk at the on 17th June, organised by DLA Piper and PILnet.
The presentation, entitled ‘Access to justice - who is missing out, the promise of technology, and the role of justice actors’, focused on which groups in society are likely to be excluded from justice; and how technology may be used to increase accessibility to legal services and justice.
Professor Genn elaborated on the relationship between access to justice and health issues by describing how legal problems can exacerbate health issues; and how access to justice can address such health problems, rather than medical care alone. She also discussed her involvement in Health Justice Partnerships, where integrated health and legal services (primary care and hospitals) are designed to address the causes of poor health.