Chief Justices of Global South call for world parliament

9. February 2010
The Chief Justice of Uganda, B.J. Odoki, school founder J. Ghandi, and Chief Justice of Afghanistan, A.S. Azimi, presenting the resolution
Image: CMS

The final resolution of an international conference of sitting and former judges of the supreme courts of over 30 countries that took place in Lucknow, India, has called for a revision of the United Nations Charter and for the establishment of a world parliament. The declaration that was adopted unanimously by over 100 participants says that the UN's Charter should be revised "with a view to making the UN a fully democratic, representative and effective institution for maintenance of peace and security of mankind with the ultimate goal to create one world government." The document stipulates that "all world laws should be enacted by an elected world parliament" and that "a world court of justice should be established to enforce the world laws passed by the world parliament."

Participants of the conference included, among others, the Chief Justices of of the Supreme Courts of Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Maldives, Montenegro, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tchad and Uganda, the Vice-Presidents of the Supreme Courts of Egypt, Lao, Tajikistan and Turkey, and six former judges of the Indian Supreme Court.

The conference was the 10th of its kind organized by City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. With 35,000 students on roll, the school is said to be the world's largest in one single city. The conference was held from 11-14 December 2009.

Conference website