New dimensions of international law discussed

Comprehending the international law, countries should build a better relationship between each other to collectively fight against terrorism, hunger and climate change, recommended Prof Vijayakumar from National Law School of India University, Bangaluru, here on Tuesday.

He was delivering the valedictory address at the two-day international conference on ‘New Dimensions in Public International Law’, organised by Department of Studies in Law, University of Mysore at Rani Bahadur Auditorium.

Developing countries are facing severe issues like public health, poor education and unemployment. If the countries coordinate with each other in accordance with relationship building based on international law, it would help to eliminate all these problems.
– Prof Vijayakumar, National Law School of India University, Bangaluru

“The international law is being ignored by many countries, especially in Asia. The international law has been designed to benefit certain countries, while ignoring Asian countries. It has become a monopoly with a handful of dominant countries which cannot ensure justice when disputes erupt on international seas. Therefore, it is essential to study international law thoroughly. There are greater opportunities to study international law in Asia and the Chennai-based Dr Ambedkar Law University is a good place to undertake such initiatives,” added the former VC of Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai.

Speaking at the event, the former Dean of Law at The Karnataka University Dharwad, Prof Ajjappa alleged that Bar Council is the most corrupt body in the country, having close connections with all corrupt practices in the bureaucracy. “If Bar Council takes a tough stance in terms curbing corruption, there are high possibilities of eradicating corruption,” he said.

Further adding, he said, unless having thorough knowledge in history, the international law cannot  be understood properly. The law scholars should also study international relationship and international history along with international law, he asserted.

It is a healthy development that the University of Mysore has planned to construct the University School of Law. However, it is more important to ensure quality teaching faculties. Without qualified teachers, law cannot be taught in an effective manner, affecting  the outcome of good legal experts, he opined.

Dr R Rajanna, Registrar (Evaluation), University of Mysore, Dr M Gandhi, Dean, School of Law, VIT University, Chennai, Dr T R Maruthi, Chairman, Department of Studies in Law, UoM, Dr Ramesh, Associate Professor, DoS in Law, UoM were present.  



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