Chief Justice of India to visit United Kingdom Judges

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Delegation of Senior British and Indian Justices in front of The Supreme CourtThe Chief Justice of India, The Honourable Mr. S.H. Kapadia, with a delegation of other senior Indian judges, is visiting the United Kingdom this week.

The Indo-British Legal Forum is being co-hosted by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Phillips, President of the Supreme Court and the Rt. Hon. the Lord Judge, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on 18-20 June, at the Supreme Court on Parliament Square, London.

Accompanying the Chief Justice of India will be Mr Justice Altamas Kabir, (Supreme Court of India), Mr Justice DK Jain (Supreme Court of India) and Mr Goolam E Vahanvati, Attorney General of India and Mr HK Juneja (Private Secretary to Chief Justice of India).

Other senior judges from England Wales and Scotland will also be participating in the discussions.

This is the latest in a series of exchanges between the senior judiciary of India and the UK. Most recently in March 2008 a delegation headed by Lord Phillips when he was Lord Chief Justice, visited India.

The high level discussions will cover areas including judicial independence, environmental and socio-economic issues and freedom of expression.

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Picture from left to right in front of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Parliament Square, London

Back row: Mr Goolam Vahanvati, (Attorney General for India); Lord Justice Sullivan (Court of Appeal of England and Wales); Lord Eassie (Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland); Rt. Hon. Mr Justice D.K. Jain (Supreme Court of India); Lady Justice Black DBE (Court of Appeal of England and Wales).

Front row: Lady Justice Arden DBE (Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales); Lord Walker (Justice, UK Supreme Court) Rt. Hon. Mr Shri S.H. Kapadia (Chief Justice of India); Rt. Hon. The Lord Judge (Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales); Lord Mance (Justice, UK Supreme Court); Rt. Hon. Mr Justice Altamas Kabir (Supreme Court of India).

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