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13th meeting of Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Members, 24-25 May 2018, Beijing

Supreme Court Judge Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri led the Indian delegation to the 13th meeting of Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Members held under the Chairmanship of Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of China H.E. Mr. Zhou Qiang on 24-25 May 2018 in Beijing. Mr. Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, both Judges of the Supreme Court of India were also part of the Indian delegation.

At the meeting, the participants exchanged views on ways to further deepen judicial cooperation among the SCO member states especially in the fields of digitization of judicial activities, establishment of "Smart Courts", assistance in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering as well as sharing of experience in the field of jurisprudence on elimination of illegally obtained evidences in criminal proceedings. The importance of judicial cooperation aimed at harmonizing the legal norms governing the international sale of goods was also noted.

On the sidelines of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of SCO Members Meeting, Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri held bilateral discussions with the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of China, H.E. Mr. Zhou Qiang on the state and prospects of India-China cooperation in the field of judicial cooperation. Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and other members of Indian delegation visited the China Court Museum, Information Technology Centre of Supreme People's Court of China and the Exhibition of Judicial Cultures of SCO members in Beijing.

25 May 2018
Beijing

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