18th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World strongly urge for world Parliament, Government and Court of Justice.
Lucknow, November 14: The participants of ’18th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World’ including the sitting and former Prime Ministers and Presidents of 6 countries, Chief Justices and judges of 56 countries, called upon all nations of the world to get together for safeguarding the future of the world’s children by unanimously releasing the Resolution of the conference in the form of ‘Lucknow Declaration’ today. This historic Conference, convened by City Montessori School at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium concluded with the ‘Lucknow Declaration’, which was released at a press conference held today at Hotel Clarks Avadh, after intense deliberation on ways to safeguard the future of the world’s 2.5 billion children and generations yet unborn. The Lucknow Declaration urges all the nations of the world to unite and form a New World Order based upon effective global governance through a democratically elected and legally constituted World Parliament, World Government, World Constitution, World Currency and the World Court of Justice, expressing their views before media persons.
The World Judiciary which had hailing from 56 nations, after serious discussions held during four days of the conference stressed upon the pressing need to take immediate step for establishing World Unity and World Peace so that global problems like terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, global warming and climate change can be tackled to enable 2.5 billion children and the future generations of the world live in peace and security. Lucknow Declaration also contains issues like promoting the self-respect of people, enlargement of fundamental rights and freedom, respect for all religions and providing unity and peace education in the schools.
At the press conference, the Chief Justices and Judges from all over the world unanimously stated that the conference organized by City Montessori School, Lucknow was a historic conference that would definitely help the future generations. Talking to the media persons, the judges vowed that they will carry this mission to their respective countries and take it further with the help of their governments, to establish a World Government, a World Parliament and a World Currency and an effective World Judicial System.
The Lucknow Declaration reads:
WHEREAS the present global scenario presents a dismal picture and any wrong step, deliberate or accidental, may thrust the world into chaos and nuclear war, leading to devastation, death and destruction;
AND WHEREAS there are enormous injustices in the world and poverty, inequality, hunger, illiteracy, disease and many other problems still remain unsolved and that there can be no peace without justice and no justice without enforceable world law and no law without democratic world government.
AND WHEREAS there is no let up in terrorism and that wars in some of the countries are still raging, inflicting heavy casualties and physical and mental agony on people, especially to children and women thereby rendering a large number of people homeless, fleeing from conflict zones to seek refuge in other countries.
AND WHEREAS the United Nations Organization – as the largest single organization, is working for peace, security, justice, human rights, social upliftment and development through its organs and various agencies and have made serious efforts to solve many problems, but has not been able to cope successfully with the primary responsibility as in the U.N. Charter and to take on new challenges or responsibilities.
AND WHEREAS survival of humanity is becoming critical, it is imperative that urgent concrete steps are taken to reform the United Nations with a view to making the U.N. fully democratic, representative and effective organization.
Now, therefore, we the Chief Justices and Judges from 56 countries of the world participating in the 18th International Conference of Chief Justices on Article 51 of the Constitution of India, organized by the City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, from 10th to 13th November, 2017 do hereby RE-AFF
In the resolution passed, the conference urged Heads of states and Government, The United Nations and members of the World Judiciary be urged to impart Peace, education, &culture understanding to students in all schools. Also to promote respect for dignity of persons &fundamental Human rights .This resolution will be sent to all Heads of states, Chief Justices of the World, and Secretary General of the United Nations.
Mr J Gandhi the spirit behind the conference has always maintained that peace cannot be achieved without participation of all people from various walks of life. The fighting spirit of his CMS to educate the world of the importance of peace ,all over the world in order to avoid any further war in the world. Various leaders of the world have in the past have always strive to maintain peace all over the world. Mr. Gandhi in his thanks giving speech cited the example of world leaders like Nehru ,Gorbachev, Egyptian leader Nasser, J F K Kennedy Abraham Lincoln and others ,who all were for world peace and abandon nuclear weapons. All the eminent jurist and delegates express concerned for environment.
The 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the world on article 51 of the Constitution of India, will be held from 14th to 20th November, 2018 in Lucknow.
Afzal Ali Shah Maududi