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Tibetan Leader to Open Int'l Conference of Chief Justices in Lucknow

December 13, 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010
TibetNet

Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will inaugurate the 11th International Conference of Chief Justices to be held in Lucknow from 10 - 13 December. His Holiness has left Dharamsala for Delhi yesterday, 09th December.

The International Conference of Chief Justices, organised by Lucknow's City Montessori School, will have participation of senior judges, legal experts and peace activists from countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Argentina, Egypt, Israel and Nigeria, PTI news agency reported.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will inaugurate the seminar whose theme is "Enforceable International Law is the Need of the Hour", former Gujarat High Court judge Justice A S Qureshi said during a press conference.

Chief Justices and other legal luminaries from 70 countries will likely to give an appeal for a legally binding laws, including on climate change.

Ahead of the conference, a number of senior judges from across the world paid homage at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi here.

"There is a need for enacting legally binding world laws. Climate change is one of the subjects," Qureshi said, adding, the issue of banning nuclear weapons and controlling pollution will be discussed among other issues.

Addressing the press conference, Ugandan Chief Justice B J Odoki said he called for reforms in international law. "Peace should be made a fundamental right. Without peace, there is no development and no justice," Odoki said.
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