Legal correspondent

NEW DELHI: Law Commission chariman Justice A.R. Lakshmanan has decided not to attend the 73rd International Law Association’s (ILA) biennial conference to be held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, from August 17 to 21.

According to a Commission release, the president of the Brazilian branch of the ILA had invited Mr. Justice Lakshmanan to participate in the conference and Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj had given the approval from the government. However, due to austerity measures recently announced by the Centre, Mr. Justice Lakshmanan had decided not to attend this conference, adds the release.