Indian Law Institute Golden Jubilee Celebrations
28 November 2006
Sirsa (SIRSA NEWS) Late News
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Ms. Anupam Ahluwalia Principal, Lala Hansraj College of Law SIRSA recently attended an international conference on Law on the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Law Institute (a deemed university). Ms. Anupam informed Sirsa News that the two day international conference was held at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi on 24th & 25th November.
The major theme of the conference was ‘Criminal Justice under Stress: Transnational Perspectives.’ She told that the conference was inaugurated by His Excellency President of India, Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam & presided over by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal Chief Justice of India.
Several legal notabilities were speakers at the conference, CJ (Chief Justice) of England & Wales, CJ of Singapore, CJ of CANADA, CJ of Pakistan, CJ of Bangladesh, Prof. Helen Fenwik of University of Durban, England, Supreme Court Advocates: Mr. Fali S. Nariman, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Mr. R.K. Anand, Prof. Virender Kumar of Punjab University etc. to list a few.
CJ of Singapore told the audience that due to pro-active system of crime prevention in Singapore there had been less than one and half dozen of criminal cases in Singapore in the last 10 months period of year 2006.
Many of the speakers in the Indian context emphasized that quality of policing needs an overhaul in India for prevention of crimes, especially the persons who takes the FIR has to be of certain caliber otherwise quiet a few criminals are acquitted due to inadequacies in the FIR.
Noted speakers also stressed that certain levels of managerial skills are required to be cultivated within judiciary for better management and speedy disposal of already overburdened judiciary which has a very large volume of pending of cases at all levels of courts.
Discussions at the Conference pertained to the following topics and issues:
Criminal Justice System – Shift from Justice Model to Crime Control Model
Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System
Money Laundering – A Menace Uncontrolled
Preventing Drug Trafficking Globally – Problems and Perspectives
Investigation into Transnational Crimes
Prosecuting Criminals – Comparative Analysis
International Criminal Court – Jurisdictional Issues
Protection of Human Rights and Criminal Justice Process
Prevention of Trafficking in Women and Children
Illegal Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna
[SirsaNews readers may download document about the conference from: http://tinyurl.com/ynyqsp ]
Indian Legal Information Institute
Concurrent to the conference the website of Indian Legal Information Institute was also launched at Vigyan Bhawan by Prime Minister of India S. Manmohan Singh on 25th November 2006, i.e. on the eve of Law Day. (See Pictures in the collage)
Excerpts of the Speech of His Excellency President of India, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam very soon on www.SirsaNews.com