NALSAR hosting the session on Institut de Droit International (IDI)

Reported by Varun ByReddyNALSAR University of Law is set to host the next session of
Nobel award- winning organisation, the Institut de Droit International (IDI),
here in 2017. Thus, it will become the first institute in India and the second
in Asia to host the session. IDI is an international organisation consisting of
leading legal experts from across the globe. Currently, India has four members
in the organisation. The organisation meets once in two years to discuss
various contemporary issues related to international law. At the end of every
session, members come up with solutions to the discussed issues. “The
resolutions will be sent to all the countries and the United Nations (UN). Our
recommendations often become the basis for many international laws,” said PS
Rao, former chairman of United Nation’s International Law Commission and
current president of IDI. He is the first Indian to head IDI. After holding the
2015 session in Estonia, the IDI has started preparations for its next session
to be held in Hyderabad in 2017. During the eight-day event, around 125 members
from 59 countries will discuss various legal issues of international
importance. “Every year the session provides solutions to legal conflicts that
arise between countries. The next session will discuss contemporary issues such
as mass migration to Europe, war crimes in the Middle East, bringing UN
Security Council’s decision under the jurisdiction of international law and
management of sovereign debts,” Rao added. Talking to reporters on Sunday,
Nalsar University registrar V Balakista Reddy said it was an honour for the
state of Telangana to host the prestigious event. He said the IDI had conducted
its session hardly outside Europe. In its 142 years of history, the IDI has
conducted only four sessions out of Europe and Hyderabad will be one of them.
The IDI won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1904 for its contribution in
the field of international law.
Source: Legal news India

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