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Home » International Conference of Access to Legal Information and Research in Digital Age Feb 29-March 02, 2012

National Law University, Delhi organized its first International Conference on Access to Legal Information & Research in Digital Age in association with SAARCLAW & Mohan Law House from 29th February to 02nd March 2012. The conference was inaugurated in the presence of ho’ble Mr. Justice D.K. Jain, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Visitor, NLU, Delhi, ho’ble Mr. Justice A.K. sikiri, Acting Chief Justice, Delhi High Court & Chancellor, NLU, Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, NLU, Delhi and Mr. Hemant Batra, Secretary General SAARCLAW.

The following recommendations were the outcomes during the deliberation of the technical sessions.

  • The conference recommended that the global access to information is essential for socio economic development and for promoting the rule of law
  • The conference recognized the Montreal Declaration and supported free access to law as a fundamental right for democratization of Information.
  • The conference considered the urgent need for globally accepted copyright and IPR laws relating to database licensing issues
  • The conference recommended the creation of networking among libraries and supported cooperation in sharing digital commons and promoting information exchange.

The conference was concluded in the presence of Chief Guest-Hon’ble Justice Tshering Wangchuk, Judge Supreme Court of Bhutan. Prizes for Best Paper in the catagories of Students and Faculty/Librarian along with best poster were awarded by the hon’ble Judge at the valedictory session.