Letter to Hon'ble Chief Justices of all countries of the World

Subject: 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World held from 14th to 20th November, 2018.
Request for consideration of, and for action on, the Resolution passed at the Conference.

Your Honour,

Greetings from India to Your Lordship. We, the organiser of the Conference, wish to you and members of Your Judiciary a very Happy New Year 2019. We also pray for peace and prosperity in your esteemed country in the new year 2019.

  1. The 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World (on Article 51 of the Constitution of India) with its main theme "Uniting the World for Children through Enforceable World Law and Effective Global governance", was held, as scheduled, from 14th to 20th November, 2018. The aforesaid Article 51 relates to 'International peace and security' which is the main aim and object behind organising the Conference. A copy of the Resolution passed at the Conference is attached (Annexure 1 ) for your kind perusal. In this Conference Chief Justices and Judges and jurists from a large number of countries of the world (including India) participated and took active part in deliberations. Besides, deliberations were also held on various topics of global concern under Thematic groups in six Parallel Sessions ( Annexure 2 ).
  2. Lordship, the organiser of the Conference City Montessori School, Lucknow (CMS) is a senior secondary school recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as World's largest school by pupils in a single city with over 56,000 students on roll at present ( Annexure 3 ) and is recipient of 2002- UNESCO Prize for Peace Education ( Annexure 4 ). CMS has been recognized by the United Nations as an NGO associated with UNDPI ( Annexure 5 ). We have held 19 conferences in which more than 1220 Chief Justices and Judges from 133 countries have participated till now, and have supported the call for Enforceable World Law and Effective Global Governance.
  3. The idea behind organizing the Conference is to create world-wide awareness for world unity and world peace so as to make this world a better place to live in. There is danger from a large stockpile of nuclear arsenal with many countries of the world. If triggered deliberately or inadvertently, it may lead to a large scale war causing vast devastation, death and destruction. Besides, there are very many serious problems and issues which threaten the very existence of humankind. Inspite of efforts at international level, there has been limited success with regard to preventing wars, international terrorism and extremism, stockpiling of weapons of mass-destruction and in relation to many other problems and issues having international ramifications. The present era of globalization has brought new challenges which the present international agencies are not equipped to deal with.
  4. Therefore, the participants recommended in the Resolution that a meeting of Heads of State and Heads of Government be convened as soon as possible in the year 2019 to deliberate on various problems and issues and to work for the establishment of a World Parliament with adequate representation of nations and peoples of the world to enact world law and that an initiative be taken by Heads of State/Government in this behalf.
  5. Children are common denominator for all societies and nations. They are leaders of tomorrow. They must be prepared to become proactive agents of social transformations and to take up leadership role to lead the world into an era of world unity and world peace. In the Resolution Heads of State/Government have been urged that imparting of peace education and cross cultural understanding be made compulsory in all schools from early childhood to students, who are future citizens of the world.
  6. Your Lordship is aware that global realities have changed since the creation of the United Nations Organization in 1945. The framers of the U.N. Charter had anticipated changes in global situation and have provided for review thereof in its article 109; but the much awaited review of the Charter has not been made. In the Resolution members of the UNO have been urged to take concrete steps for review of the U.N. Charter as required in its Articles 109 and 108 with a view to making the United Nations fully democratic, representative and effective institution so as to strengthen the authority, prestige and power of the UNO to deal with international problems and issues.
  7. In the context of increasing incidences of terrorism and extremism, it has been recommended that the United Nations Organization be urged to take measures, with national Heads of State and Heads of Government, to address the social and economic problems which produce extremisms and terrorism, and take steps to address intolerance on the ground of religion or political differences and ensure the Rule of Law, Human Rights and the rights to religious freedom.
  8. Lordship, there is urgent need to safeguard the future of humanity by effective global governance under rule of law and to ensure to everyone fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms to each and every one. It is also imperative that various problems faced by people around the world like poverty, hunger, lack of medical facilities, housing, sanitation, education etc. are redressed and addressed by diverting large resources, (which are being spent in the name of defense), which may be consecrated for the welfare of mankind. Therefore, it has been recommended that the United Nations be urged to endeavour that the resources currently used in the manufacture and maintenance of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, be directed for the purpose of development and welfare of mankind.
  9. Your Lordship, we are going to write to the U.N. Secretary General and to Heads of State and Heads of Government of all the countries (including your esteemed country) with the request that the views expressed, and recommendations made, in the Resolution be given serious consideration and supported actively by taking up these issues at appropriate level.
  10. We shall be highly obliged if Your Lordship may kindly take initiative to motivate political leadership of your esteemed country to take action as required in the attached Resolution passed at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World. We shall be grateful for your views and for information regarding action taken in this regard so that the same may be considered at the 20th International Conference of Chief Justices to be held from 6th to 12th November, 2019 at Lucknow, India. We request Your Lordship to kindly make it convenient to participate, as Guest of Honour, in the 20th Conference to be held in November, 2019.

With highest regards,

Yours sincerely,

Ratan C. Gupta
General Secretary of the Conference
General Secretary of City Montessori School, Lucknow, India

Dr Jagdish Gandhi
Convener, International Conferences of Chief
Justices of the World on Article 51 of the
Constitution of India & Founder-Manager,
City Montessori School, Lucknow, India.