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Kiren Rijiju to attend 8th meeting of Ministers of Justice of SCO on August 6

Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju will attend the eighth meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on 6th of August. He will be joined by Minister of State for Law and Justice Prof. S.P. Singh Baghel.

During the meeting, member States will further deliberate on areas of cooperation, the role of coronavirus laws in the pandemic, providing free legal aid to citizens in accordance with national legislation, role of ministries of justice in countering corruption and other allied areas of cooperation and assistance in legal services.  A Joint Statement following the meeting will be signed. The Ministers of Law and Justice and senior officials, experts from the Ministries of Law and Justice of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will be participating in the Meeting.

The meeting will be preceded by the second meeting of the Experts Working Group on 4th and 5th of this month which will be attended by Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Department Anoop Kumar Mendiratta,  and other senior officials of the Ministry of Law and Justice. The Experts Working Group will discuss and share their experiences, practices and the role in countering corruption, providing free legal aid and other related activities of the Ministries of Law and Justice including firming up of Agenda and Joint Statement of the Justice Ministers’ Meeting.

Both the meetings will be conducted virtually via Video Conferencing mode. Tajikistan is the host country for these meetings and the SCO Secretariat will be providing necessary assistance during the three days’ deliberations.

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