PM inaugurates CW conference, over 800 members to participate

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Hyderabad, Feb 6 (PTI) Over 800 delegates from about 53Commonwealth countries will attend the 17th Commonwealth LawConference that was inaugurated today by Prime MinisterManmohan Singh at the Hyderabad International ConventionCentre here.

The five-day biennial conference is being held in Indiaafter a gap of 40 years.

Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, Chief Justice ofIndia S H Kapadia, Chief Justice of Pakistan Ifthikar MuhammedChaudhry, Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, ChiefMinister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Commonwealth Secretary-GeneralKamlesh Sharma and others were present on the occasion.

Chief Justices of 10 Commonwealth countries and a host oflegal luminaries are also attending the conference that has"Emerging Economies and Rule of Law" as its theme.

Human rights, constitutionalism, rule of law and rightsof religious minorities are some of the important issues thatwill be deliberated upon over the five days.

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