first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that the state government is committed to framing good laws in order to ensure justice for all, on the occasion of International Justice Day.She highlighted that 19 human rights courts have been set up in the state during the last eight years, since the Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011. “#InternationalJusticeDay #Bangla Govt is committed to framing good laws for people and ensuring good justice for all. 19 human rights courts have been set up in #Bangla in the last 8 years,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersInternational Justice Day, also known as World Day for International Justice or Day of International Criminal Justice, is celebrated across the globe as an effort to recognise the strengthening system of international justice. It may be mentioned that Bengal is the first state to set up such courts. These are located in the district headquarters and special public prosecutors have been appointed for filing the cases. The district and sessions judges hear the cases in the human rights courts, which are aimed at fast disposal of rights violation cases.last_img read more

He said that Pillay now had the opportunity to see for herself the ground situation and reach a conclusion accordingly. Addressing the media today the Minister said that several allegations had been raised against the government but the government was not shaken. The government says it has nothing to hide from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and it was fully transparent in dealing with her during her ongoing visit.Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that she was given all that she asked for during her visit and the government hopes the visit will be an eye opener for her. The Minister also said the government hopes Pillay will give a fair and balanced report on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva following her visit to Sri Lanka.He was of the view that her impression on Sri Lanka should be positive from what she sees on the ground. Pillay was invited to visit Sri Lanka by the government and following a tour of the north yesterday she traveled to the east today and will be having meetings in Colombo tomorrow and on Friday. (Colombo Gazette) read more