With good amount of work being done in the human rights area,much of it is only on papers. Human rights are still being violated,not just in India but across the world and hardly anything substantial is being done,said VS Malimath,chairman,Law Commission of Karnataka.
Malimath was speaking at the Justice PN Bhagwati second international moot court competition on human rights,organised by Bharati Vidyapeeths New Law College.
The event saw five teams participating from outside the country and close to 25 teams from the nation. Malimath said there is a lack of sensitivity in our judicial system today which fails to take speedy decisions in many cases. After the second world war large number of protocols came into existence. Many commissions were established and rules were set. However,most of them are left on papers. On the ground level,violations of human rights are multiplying in an alarming rate,not just in India but also outside, Malimath said.
Today,the state of the judiciary and legal profession is not good. The approach towards human rights is incorrect. People need to develop duty consciousness in them. Malimath appealed to the students to make use of both aggressive and persuasive advocacy to bring about justice.
PN Bhagwati,former chief justice,Kshitij Vyas,chairperson,Maharashtra Human Rights Commission,Narayan Chandra Sheel of the Human Rights Commission,West Bengal,Dhananjay Taur of the Pune bar council,G Jayakumar,registrar and Mukund Sarda,principal,were among those participated.