By consolidating world-class local, regional and international legal organizations in the heart of the central business district, the Hong Kong Legal Hub will attract global legal and dispute resolution talent to Hong Kong and provide a platform for world-class legal services. The opening of Hong Kong Legal Week 2020 and the opening of the Hong Kong Legal Hub as well as the launch of Vision 2030 for the Rule of Law took place today in the former French mission building. The Ministry of Justice said the remarkable event marked an important milestone in its work to improve Hong Kong`s status as an international legal centre for legal, trade and dispute settlement services, as well as promote and strengthen the rule of law. Vision 2030 is a visionary 10-year initiative that aims to promote understanding and recognition of the rule of law through professional exchanges, research and capacity building with stakeholders such as youth, legal practitioners and academics, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of inclusive and rules-based societies at local and international levels. The Hong Kong Legal Hub includes the offices of the Ministry of Justice, which are housed in the historic building of the former central government offices, the former French Mission building, which is a declared monument and is part of Two Exchange Square. Prime Minister Carrie Lam (second from left) officiates at the launch of Vision 2030 for the Rule of Law. As part of the Vision 2030 initiative and in support of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the first Rule of Law Congress will take place tomorrow under the theme “Towards 2030: A Decade of Action for the Rule of Law”. Hong Kong Legal Week is an annual flagship event of the Ministry of Justice. In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the opening ceremony and webinar series will be broadcast live for the first time from November 2 to 6.