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Former judges of Supreme Court and High Courts to meet in Jaipur

Nearly 100 former judges of the Supreme Court and various High Courts will assemble here for two days this weekend to deliberate on the theme of “Climate Crisis: Grassroots realities and role of legal fraternity in addressing impacts.”

Climate change

The event is being organised by the Association of Retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts of India along with its ninth annual conference here on Saturday and Sunday. The former judges will be discussing a strategy to bring the climate change issue to the mainstream of the public discourse, with special focus on its legal aspects.

Justice G. S. Singhvi of the Supreme Court will inaugurate the conference at the Harish Chandra Mathur State Institute of Public Administration here, while former Chief Justices R. C. Lahoti and G. B. Pattanaik would deliver the keynote addresses.

Significant issue

Association's Rajasthan chapter convenor and former Rajasthan High Court Judge Vinod Shanker Dave said here on Tuesday that global warming and climate change have emerged as significant issues in developing countries: “The pace of change and uncertainty of predictions are hampering the ability of populations and nature to adapt to the [new] situation.”

Justice Dave said the former judges would discuss threadbare the subject in its entirety while examining the scope for intervention by courts, lawyers and legal researchers. The Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants' Society — accredited to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — will host the event.

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