On Tuesday, judges from several nations joined the Indian Chief Justice DY Chandrachud’s bench at the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, judges from various foreign countries, including Ghana, South Sudan, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Botswana, were present at the supreme court and participated in the proceedings. “I have very great pleasure in welcoming all of you to our court,” Chief Justice Chandrachud said as she greeted the foreign judges at the Supreme Court. Attending the first regional conference on Access to Legal Aid in the nation’s capital are judges from the offices of justice overseas. The first International Legal Foundation (ILF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and National Legal Services Authority, India (NALSA) are organizing the first regional conference on Access to Legal Aid in Delhi.
The event kicked off on November 27, Monday, and will give over on Tuesday. The objective behind hosting this event is to address the challenges in ensuring access to quality legal aid services in the countries that comprise the Global South.
The conference has brought together Chief Justices, Ministers of Justice, legal aid officers, policymakers, and civil society experts from 70 Africa-Asia-Pacific countries of the Global South to discuss the challenges and opportunities in ensuring access to quality legal aid services for the poor and vulnerable.
The conference provides a platform for sharing best practices and identifying innovative solutions to improve access to justice in the participating countries.
More than 200 delegates are taking part in the two-day conference.