Asia Women Lawyers' meet in Bangalore from Sep 22

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Bangalore, Sep 19 (UNI) More than 1,000 delegates from Asian countries were expected to participate in the Asia Women Lawyers' Conference, which will be held here from September 22, Conference Convenor Sheela Anish said today.

She told newspersons here that the Conference, with the theme 'Women's Rights, Human Rights', was being held for the first time in the country. The delegates from Sri Lanka, Singapore and other Asian countries would be presenting papers on 'Domestic Violence' and 'Trafficking in Women and Children'.

The speakers included Ms Justice Kumudini Vikrame Singhe, Judge, High Court of Central Province, Sri Lanka, Dr Anamah Tan, Advocate, Singapore, and Member of UN Committee on CEDAW, Prof V S Elizabeth of National Law School, India University, Bangalore, Ms Amee Yagnik, Advocate, Ahmedabad, and N Saraswathi Devi, Barrister at law, Middle Temple, London.

Ms Anish said Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan would inaugurate the meet, while Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph would release a souvenir and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy would be the chief guest.

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