SAARC Law Conference in Kathmandu to begin in March

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Kathmandu, Mar.1(ANI):The13th SAARC Law Conference and the 10th SAARC Chief Justices’ Conference will be organised in Kathmandu on March 5 and 6.

The Himalayan Times reported that President Bidya Devi Bhandari will inaugurate the two-day regional conferences with the theme ‘Connecting SAARC through law, justice, good governance and development’.

The conferences will explore the possibility of enhancing connectivity in South Asian region through legal means.

SAARC Law Nepal will host the law conference while the Supreme Court of Nepal will host the Chief Justices’ Conference in coordination with SAARC Law Nepal.

Around 220 representatives from the legal community of seven SAARC countries and Asian Development Bank will arrive in Kathmandu to participate in the SAARC Law conference.

The Chief Justices from Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are scheduled to attend the chief justices’ conference that will be held side by side with the law conference.

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Senior justices from Pakistan and Afghanistan will also attend the SAARC Chief Justices’ Conference as representatives of their Chief Justices, according to the release.

It is yet to be ascertained whether any representatives from the Maldives will attend the regional conferences.

The participants will present working papers on the themes of governance and human rights, corporate and business law, justice, administration, dispute settlement, legal education and legal profession.(ANI)

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