20 November, 2022

3rd day of ‘International Conference of Chief Justices of the World’

The younger generation will definitely be provided a clean environment, peaceful world order and secured future

— Opinion of Chief Justices and Judges of various countries
November 2022
November 2022
November 2022
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Lucknow, 20 November: On the third day of the '23rd Inernational Conference of Chief Justices of the World' organised by City Montessori School at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium, over 250 Chief Justices, Judges and leading educationists of various countries opined in one voice that the conference has been convened for the welfare and a safe and secured future of the world's chidren. We firmly believe that the combined efforts of all will create an atmosphere of unity, peace and harmony and the future generation will definitely get a clean environment, a New World Order and a secured future. After the day-long discussions and deliberations among the jurists and legal luminaries of 57 countries, a 'Cultural Evening' was organised in honour of the delegates this evening at the Jupiter Hall of Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. On this occasion, the Chief Guest, Shri Suresh Khanna said that the World Unity campaign of 60,000 students will make a constructive impact on the world. He congratulated CMS for this noble effort.

The third day of the conferece was full of meaningful discussions and deliberations among the Chief Justices, Judges, legal luminaries and other distinguished guests wherein eminent guests of 57 countries strongly voiced their support to form a New World Order based on human rights, world unity and world peace. Addressing the gathering on this occason, Hon'ble Justice Dr Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Second Vice-President, International Criminal Court, Netherlands said that education prepares children for the future and equips them with the means to face various challenges and deal with situations. In the event of war, provisions available in the United Nations for the protection of children are often violated. Mr Divino Roberto Verissimo, President, OPA, Brazil said that we require unconditional love. We need to move forward as world humanity has already suffered a lot. Hon'ble Mr Jean-Henry Ceant, Ex-Prime Minister, Haiti, said that we must understand and accept that saving the world is not enough. The protection of our children, the preservation of environment, social justice, equality, and solidarity are the issues that must lead the way. Similarly, Hon'ble Mr Justice Abdikadir Idiris Essa, Judge, Supreme Court, Somalia; Hon'ble Justice Dr Joel Leonardo, President, Supreme Court, Angola; Hon'ble Ms Justice Sonia Angela Bertram Linton, Judge, Supreme Court, Jamaica and many more also presented their valuable thoughts.

A special session on the theme 'Global Citizenship Education - Role in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals' was also conducted wherein eminent educationists, justices and judges put forth their views. Prof. Ivan Sergeevich Romanchuk, Rector, University of Tyumen, Russia was the Chief Guest, whereas the session was convened by CMS Founder and renowned educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi and moderated by Dr Shishir Srivastava, Head, CMS International Relations Department. Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Ivan Sergeevich Romanchuk, Rector, University of Tyumen, Russia said that I have full faith that this conference will lead all the countries of the world towards a New World Order. He urged the leaders of the world to join hands and create a world where unity and peace reign and our children live safely. Hon'ble Justice Edwin Cameron, Chancellor, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, said that we all need to find a way to utilize political circumstances for establishing world peace for securing the future of the children and the coming generations. Other prominent educationists who spoke on this occasion included Dr R. Baris Erman, Vice Dean, Yeditepe University, Turkey; Prof Taisya Pogodaeva, Head of the Development Program (Vice Rector), University of Tyumen, Russia; CMS Founder-Director, Dr Bharti Gandhi etc. The discussion came to a close with the vote of thanks proposed by CMS President Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon.

In the series of parallel sessions, various topics like Global Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Understanding, Unity and Co-existence of Religion, Interfaith Dialogue, Role of Civil Society and other issues were taken up on the theme 'Creating Culture of Unity and Peace'. On the theme 'Establishing Rule of Law', issues taken up included Creation of World Parliament to Enact Enforceable World Law, Limitations of International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court, Tackling Corruption - Establishment of International Anti-Corruption Court, Relationship between International Law and Domestic Law etc. Similarly, the topics, Creating Awareness for and Protection of Fundamental Human Rights, Violence in and against children, Rights of Children, Rights of Women and Gender Equality were discussed under the theme 'Human Rights'. Various topics and sub-topics were discussed under the themes like Global Governance Structure, Tackling Global Issues and Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Environmental Justice etc.

Many eminent personalities who spoke on various parallel session include H.E. Dr Pakalitha B. Mosisili, Ex-Prime Minister, Lesotho; Hon'ble Mr Justice Joao Antonio Baptista Beirao, Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court, Mozambique; Hon'ble Mr Justice Zamirbek Bazarbekov, Chairman, Supreme Court, Kyrgyz Republic; Hon'ble Mr Justice Kamal Kumar, Chief Justice, High Court, Fiji Islands; Hon'ble Ms Justice Josefa Vicenta Izaga Pellegrin, Judge, Superior Court of Lima, Peru; Hon'ble Mr Justice Migual Fernandez, Judge, Supreme Court, Costa Rica; Hon'ble Ms Justice Twaambo S. Musonda, Judge, High Court, Zambia; Hon'ble Ms Justice Tsolmon Dashkhuu, Judge, Supreme Court, Mongolia; Hon'ble Ms Justice Dawn Gregory, Judge, Court of Appeal, Guyana and many more.