LUCKNOW: The 13th international conference of chief justices of the world on Article 51 of the Constitution of India came to an end at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium on Tuesday. Chief justices, judges of Supreme Court and legal luminaries from 60 countries of the world, after four days of hectic activity and intense pondering on global issues, with their unanimous consent, released the Lucknow Declaration 2012.
On the momentous occasion of releasing this important document, the chief justices and judges of various countries of the world presented their thoughts before the media and said that they will not rest till a 'new world order' is constituted democratically to safeguard the future of the world two billion children and generations yet unborn. They will, until that time, continue to strive in this direction.
According to the Lucknow Declaration-2012 the present global scenario poses grave danger to the very survival of humanity from weapons of mass destruction, worldwide militarisation and wars, environmental degradation, global warming, climate change, lawlessness, violence, terrorism, cyber-crime etc. "A very large section of the world population is deprived of basic human rights such as the right to live with dignity, liberty and freedom, and is living in abject poverty due to unequal distribution of resources.
Hundreds of millions of children of the world are exposed to various abuses due to poverty and are deprived of various rights. On the other hand, huge resources are being squandered on the pretext of defence", the declaration reads. The Lucknow Declaration-2012 reaffirming the resolutions of the previous conferences of chief justices of the world has appealed to the United Nations that the present world scenario requires a democratic global governance structure and enforceable world law, for which the world urgently requires a world parliament to enact enforceable world law, to form a world government and to establish a world court of justice.
Superior court judges from throughout the world are meeting in Lucknow, India through Dec. 13 to discuss proposals for world government
Attending from the United States were Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Second Judicial District, New York State Supreme Court; and Sylvia Ash, Judge, Kings County Civil Court.