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Nalsar University of Law to Host IDI Session in 2017

HYDERABAD: NALSAR University of Law is set to host the next session of Nobel award- winning organisation, the Institut de Droit International (IDI), here in 2017. Thus, it will become the first institute in India and the second in Asia to host the session. IDI is an international organisation consisting of leading legal experts from across the globe. Currently, India has four members in the organisation. The organisation meets once in two years to discuss various contemporary issues related to international law. At the end of every session, members come up with solutions to the discussed issues. “The resolutions will be sent to all the countries and the United Nations (UN). Our recommendations often become the basis for many international laws,” said PS Rao, former chairman of United Nation’s International Law Commission and current president of IDI. He is the first Indian to head IDI. After holding the 2015 session in Estonia, the IDI has started preparations for its next session to be held in Hyderabad in 2017. During the eight-day event, around 125 members from 59 countries will discuss various legal issues of international importance. “Every year the session provides solutions to legal conflicts that arise between countries. The next session will discuss contemporary issues such as mass migration to Europe, war crimes in the Middle East, bringing UN Security Council’s decision under the jurisdiction of international law and management of sovereign debts,” Rao added. Talking to reporters on Sunday, Nalsar University registrar V Balakista Reddy said it was an honour for the state of Telangana to host the prestigious event. He said the IDI had conducted its session hardly outside Europe. In its 142 years of history, the IDI has conducted only four sessions out of Europe and Hyderabad will be one of them. The IDI won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1904 for its contribution in the field of international law.