New Delhi, Nov 24: President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate a two-day "International Conference of Jurists on Rule of Law" here today. The conference is being organized by the International Council of Jurists, the All India Bar Association and the Indian Council of Jurists. Chief Justice of India Justice K.G. Balakrishnan will preside over the conference, which will see the participation of judges, law ministers, parliamentarians, bar association leaders, CEOs, bureaucrats, representatives from banking and financial corporations, journalists, artists and social activists from India and abroad.
Among the luminaries attending the conference are former Chief Justices P.N. Bhagwati and R.C. Lahoti, Fernando Pombo, President of International Bar Association and Adish C. Aggarwala, Chairman of All India Bar Association; Justice Ruhul Amin, Chief Justice of Bangladesh; Lord Navnit Dholakia, Member, House of Lords, U.K.; Mah Weng Kwai, President, Lawasia; Chris Perrin, Executive Partner, Clifford Chance, besides others.
The International Council of Jurists is a body of jurists working towards promotion of administration of justice and healthy development of law, suitable to social and economic needs of the people.