Two Day National Seminar on Law and Justice: Emerging Issues
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Two Day National Seminar on Law and Justice: Emerging Issues’ starting from today was organized by Department of laws, Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh in collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science Research-North Western Region.
Hon’ble Dr. Justice B.S.Chauhan, Chairperson, Law Commission of India & former Judge of Supreme Court of India in his inaugural address he urged the students to be a good lawyer instead going to the corporate sector. He emphasized the need for well-equipped judicial officers today to man the courts of law established to do justice. He related the theme of the seminar with the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Prof. Meenakshi Malhotra, Dean of University Instruction, PU, addressed the gathering, highlighting the history and achievements of PU. Ms. Anu Chathrath, Dean Faculty of Law, PU, encouraged the students to be active and thoroughly imbibe the knowledge available at their doorstep during the two days National seminar.
Prof. Shalini Marwaha, Chairperson, Department of laws, PU while talking on the theme of the seminar, said that justice is relational and approbative in nature, still law is a means to achieve the end of justice.
Professor Nishtha Jaswal introduced the theme of the seminar including sub-themes like access to justice, freedom of speech and expression, LGBT rights, obscenity laws, Right to privacy, Uniform Civil Code, climate change and role of New Media.
Mr. Satya Pal Jain (Member Law Commission of India and Additional Solicitor General of India) also graced the function. The seminar has witnessed participation from across the nation with more than 80 paper presentations in eight parallel technical sessions on different sub-themes which were chaired by many professors of law.