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ILI to hold international seminar on Nov 24

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New Delhi, November 22 (UNI) An international seminar on ''criminal justice under stress: transnational perspectives'' will be held on November 24 and 25 to celebrate Golden Jubilee year of the Indian Law Institute.

President A P J Abdul Kalam will grace the occasion, Prof K N Chandrasekharan Pillai director of the institute said.

Speaking at a press conference, Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium said the seminar to be held at Vigyan Bhawan will open with an exercise on how to fight terrorism without changing the essential character of a nation.

" The relationship between terrorism and the criminal justice system has occasioned a huge tide of public opinion, calling for an international deliberation. The recent patterns of contemporary criminal behaviour have shown a paradigm shift to terrorism," he said.

According to him, the bomb attack on the Indian Parliament, London Tube and World Trade Centre have made it imperative for the legal fraternity and the legislators to review the efficacy of the criminal justice system in countering the menace of terrorism.

Chief Justices of England and Wales, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among the eminent jurists to participate in the seminar.

The seminar will be followed by another session on critical examination of current nature of transnational criminal justice systems. The thrust will be on the normative nature of the criminal justice system, specifically, the benefits and drawbacks of moving from a due-process system to a deterrent-centric system of criminal justice.

The Chief Justice of Singapore and Prof Helen Fenwick of the University of Durham will chair the session.

There will be two more sessions on International Criminal Court and Money laundering respectively.

UNI SSS PDM VC1832

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