Jurists conference in Lucknow: We don’t know how Trump will act, says former Croatian president

The conference is being organised by City Montessori School, Lucknow.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published:November 11, 2016 5:44 am
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Speaking at an event to mark the start of an international conference of jurists, former Croatian president Stjepan Mesic said the “Americans have chosen a President who we don’t know how he will act”. His views were echoed by Justice Vincent De Gaetano of the EU Court of Human Rights, who said his “assistant” had told him that the recent Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory were “predicted in a world where ignorance prevails and hatred fuels the world”.

The two were speaking at a press meet ahead of the 17th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, scheduled to be held at Lucknow from November 12-15.

Former Sudanese President Abdel Rahman M Hassan Swar Elzahab said the conference, on the issue of International law and protection of children, would “have a great impact on world peace.”

The conference is being organised by City Montessori School, Lucknow.

Speaking at the event, the school’s founder Jagdish Gandhi said there was a need for a “new world parliament” to safeguard the 2.5 billion children and the generations yet to come because countries in the world were spending on improving the accuracy of nuclear weapons.

The conference is expected to be attended by over 360 delegates from 63 counties, including Prime Ministers, former presidents and chief justices of several countries.