President of India on international law and India

The President of India, H.E. Pratibha Patil, used her address as the chief guest at the 19th Annual Convocation of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, to comment upon India’s knowledge, or rather the lack of, of international law and the need to incorporate international and comparative perspectives in the curricula of law schools. She noted:

Expertise in international law and knowledge about legal services in other countries is still lacking in our country. Law courses must take international and comparative perspective in the syllabi, along with necessary understanding of domestic law…

President Patil’s comments were reported by several news services (here and here).

I noted the need for greater international and comparative focus in my first post, and can only say that the President hit the nail on the head. However, although extremely apposite and timely, in India, such remarks have often failed to initiate the change they call for and have often been lost in the bureaucratic processes. ILCurry certainly hopes that this case serves as an exception to the usual rule.


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