SNS, Siliguri. 24 February 2017: Considering the variety of socio-cultural, politico-economic, historical and geographical inter-linkage and interdependence between the South Asian and South East Asian Nations, the Indian Institute of Legal Studies is organising a SAARC Law Conclave on Legal Education and Practice, the emerging trends and remedies at its premises at Salbari near Siliguri, Darjeeling district on 25 and 26 February.
The aim of the programme is to develop a platform to discuss, deliberate an open dialogue specific to the legal education and its practices pertinent to the entire South Asian region.
Addressing the Press, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal, Mr Justice Anup Raj Sharma, who is also the present chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal, stressed that the Indo-Nepal treaty of 1950 should be reviewed in connection with the present scenario and issues shared by the neighbouring nations.
"Issues pertaining to human trafficking, organ smuggling and others are common problems for both the nations", said Mr Sharma.
"A separate SAARC region human rights forum should be constituted so as to tackle these related issues", he added.
Meanwhile, Judge of High Court of Bhutan Mr Justice Gembo Tashi, said, "The strength amongst SAARC nations is mutual understanding and harmony. How do we co-ordinate with other region with a desire to impart justice should be made a priority"
Other dignitaries who have assented to grace the occasion for the said programme are Judge of Supreme Court of India Mr Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Dr Justice Manjulla Chellur, secretary general of SAARC Mr Arjun Bhadur Thapa, two Judges from High Court of Calcutta, Mr Justice Biswanath Sommader and Mr Justice Joy malya Bagchi, and various other dignitaries.