Former Supreme Court judge and a member of the International Court of Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been appointed Honorary Emeritus Professor of Law of the Jindal Global Law School. His appointment was announced on Friday evening at a seminar organised by the O. P. Jindal Global University.
Lamenting the state of higher education and legal education in India, Mr. Justice Bhandari urged Indian businessmen to establish world-class institutions.
He expressed serious concern over the fact that not a single university from India figured in the list of top 200 universities and law schools in the world even after 67 years of Independence.
Speaking on the occasion, the secretary-general of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation, Rahmat Mohammed, rued the lack of representation of Asian and African lawyers in the United Nations and other international dispute settlement mechanisms.
Stressing the need to remedy this, he called for the development of institutions of excellence and the study of international law in the two most populous continents of the world.
According to Prof. Mohammed, international institutions around the world need to have a stronger representation of countries from Asia and Africa and that will be possible only if the two continents raise the quality of the study of international law in all its dimensions in the countries of the south.
The seminar was organised by the Centre for Post-Graduate Legal Studies of the Jindal Global Law School in collaboration with the Centre for International Legal Studies and the Centre for South Asian Legal Studies.