India Hosts Virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

India today hosted the virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO.
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Updated: Oct 17, 2020 02:18:36 pm

India Hosts Virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

17 October 2020 Current Affairs:The Seventh Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad hosted the Member States, Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology on October 16, 2020. 

Highlights:
♦ India today hosted the virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO.

♦ The summit highlighted the initiatives taken by the Indian Government for providing affordable and easy access to justice for all and also about Pro Bono Legal Services to provide free legal aid to marginalized sections of the society.

♦ During COVID19 pandemic over 25 lakhs hearings have taken place through video conference at various courts of India, out of which nine thousand virtual hearings took place at the Supreme Court alone.

♦ As part of activities of Justice Ministers' Forum, the Minister urged the SCO Member States to promote an exchange of ideas, best practices and experiences in identified areas through the platform. He also stressed on widening the spectrum of activities being undertaken in the Forum.

♦ The Seventh Session of the Ministers of Justice of the SCO Member States deliberated on areas of cooperation emphasized the high relevance of mutual exchange of legal information.

♦ And on counteraction to the spread of the pandemic & acknowledged the need for collaboration in ADR mechanism area, among others.  

♦ Joint Statement following the Results of the Seventh Session of the Ministers of Justice of the SCO Member States was also adopted.
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