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2016 India – Hawaii Judicial Colloquium

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 in Featured News
Justices of the Hawaii Supreme Court with Justices from the courts of India, on staircase inside of Aliiolani Hale (the Hawaii Supreme Court building).

Pictured above (from left to right) are Justice A.K. Sikri, India Supreme Court; O.P. Nagpal, Deputy Registrar to Chief Justice Thakur; Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, India Supreme Court; Justice Swatanter Kumar, Presiding Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal of India; Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, Hawaii State Supreme Court; and Associate Justices Paula A. Nakayama, Sabrina S. McKenna, Richard W. Pollack, and Michael D. Wilson, Hawaii State Supreme Court.

On June 15, 2016, the Hawaii Supreme Court welcomed honorable distinguished guests and representatives from the Government of India for the 2016 India-Hawaii Judicial Colloquium. The Colloquium, held at the Hawaii Supreme Court courtroom, was a chance for the Hawaii Supreme Court justices and dignitaries from India to get acquainted prior to the 2016 India-Hawaii Law Symposium, being held at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law on June 16, 2016.

“This event today and the symposium at the law school tomorrow are auspicious occasions for the people of our two great nations,” said Chief Justice Recktenwald. “Opportunities like this help to make the world a more just and peaceful place, by fostering understanding of people from diverse backgrounds and strengthening our commitment to equal justice for all persons.”

The Chief Justice also thanked Dean Avi Soifer and Associate Dean Denise Antolini, from the William S. Richardson School of Law, who have been instrumental in planning for the events this week and in developing ties between the law school and colleagues and institutions in India.

This year’s India-Hawaii Law Symposium topics are: Environmental Rule of Law, Environmental Courts, Climate, and Constitutions. The symposium is open to the public and will also be taped and broadcast by Olelo and the Law School Information Technology Staff.