LUCKNOW, INDIA

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A PICTORIAL REPORT ON

  

DATE: Sunday, 6th May, 2001

VENUE : CMS Gomtinagar Auditorium (Vishal Khand-2), Lucknow, India

  

The Conference deliberated on Article 51 of the Constitution of India which says:
 
ARTICLE 51. Promotion of international peace and security:- 
The State shall endeavour to -
(a) promote international peace and security;
(b) maintain just and honourable relations between nations;
(c) foster respect for international law and
(d) encourage settlement of international disputes by arbitration.

Clause (c) of the Article 51 says that the State shall endeavour to ‘foster respect for international law’ but today there is no international law which may be uniformly applicable to all the countries and peoples of the world. A law that has no legal sanctity, is not legally enforceable and if it does not carry a penalty for its violation it cannot be called a law at all. In that sense, today there is indeed no international law in the world. In the absence of which there is lawlessness in the world and various countries of the world are stockpiling bombs and weapons as they fear for their security from their enemy countries. Hence there is an urgent need for a legally-constituted law-making body i.e. World Parliament, for enacting enforceable International Laws that are applicable on all the countries and the peoples of the world. Only a legally constituted World Parliament can ensure world unity and world peace and provide to the born and yet-to-be-born children of the world, their ‘Right to a Safe Future’.

A highlight of the Conference was the presentation of an appeal to the Jurists of the world, on behalf of the world's children, asking for their support to the Children's call for a World Parliament. The participating Jurists issued a 'Lucknow Declaration' in response to this appeal. 
The Conference was inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice K. T. Thomas, Judge, Supreme Court of India while Hon'ble Mr. Justice U. C. Banerjee, Judge, Supreme Court of India presided over the proceedings.

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