Charles Albert Gobat writes, “If we examine the Hague Convention carefully, we see that it considers the offer of good offices a duty of every nation. In other words, such offers should be made whenever a dispute becomes critical and threatens to explode into war.”
To enlighten AIL-ians on a widely discussed topic – The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – AIL, Mohali organized a guest lecture with Adv. Anil Malhotra, an amicus curiae and a practicing lawyer in the Punjab & Haryana High Court since 2013.
Adv. Anil Malhotra has previously written scholarly articles and has delivered lectures at the Chandigarh Judicial Academy on “Cross Border Parental Child Abduction”.
At AIL, he deliberated upon the same and tried to elucidate the position of Indian law on Child Abduction, backed up by several case laws such as Ruchi Majoo v. Sanjeev Majoo (2011, Supreme Court of India) etc. and the remedies.
The inquisitive minds then posed questions about various sections of Criminal law, merits and demerits of being a signatory to The Hague Convention, as well as other myriad topics. They also gave their ingenious viewpoints regarding the pending cases which were welcomed by the esteemed guest.
At the end of it all, the interaction was a perfect blend of knowledge, new ideas, puns and giggles and was very resourceful for the lawyers in making.
This post was submitted by Nishant Tiwari (Ist Year).