Complexities of cyber-crime are greatest challenge: Justice Selvam
The complexities of cyber-crime and its consequences are a matter of grave concern that stands as one of the greatest challenges today.
Addressing the Inaugural function of National Conference on Criminal Justice in India at VIT, Chennai Justice C.T. Selvam, Judge, High Court of Madras, emphasized the need for unambiguous and well implementable criminal law in a world embolden by technology. He highlighted the need for national and international cooperation to tackle this issue. He encouraged students to contribute in drafting and interpretations of the law.
VIT School of Law (VITSOL), a constituent unit of VIT (Chennai campus) organized National Conference on Criminal Justice in India on 29 th September, 2018 at VIT, Chennai. Dr. M. Gandhi, Dean of VITSOL, VIT, Chennai, Dr. N. Sambandam, Pro- Vice Chancellor, VIT Chennai and Dr. P.K. Manoharan, Additional Registrar, VIT, Chennai also shared the dais during the function.
The National conference addressed topics like victimology and victim compensation, sentencing in Indian criminal system, white collar crimes-economic offenders and cyber crimes, juvenile delinquencies and child sexual abuses, relevance of proof and evaluation of evidence in criminal cases and human trafficking. 130 participants including Professors, Research Scholars and students from 27 Law Schools and Educational institutions presented their papers in the respective sessions of the National Conference which included National Law School, Vishakapatanam, University of Delhi, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, National University of Advanced legal studies, Cochin, Punjab University, School of Law, Christ University Banglore, ILS Pune, Tamil Nadu Ambedkar Law University, VELS School of Law and VIT School of Law.
Mr. C. Manishankhar, Additional Advocate-General, High Court of Madras was the Chief Guest for the valedictory session of the National Conference. Dr. M. Gandhi, Dean of VITSOL, VIT,Chennai Dr. P.K. Manoharan, Additional Registrar, VIT, Chennai also shared the dais during the function.
In the Valedictory address, Mr C. Manishankhar emphasised on the importance of Criminal Jurisprudence and the problems associated with it which includes clear demarcation and inability of the court to interfere during the investigation, back log of cases and witness inability to appear voluntarily before the court. He further highlighted on the lack of judges in Indian courts. He made a reference to 2017 statistics which projected 17 judges per million when compared to 117 in the United States. Issues related to mob lynching, honour killing, cybercrimes and white collar crimes were addressed along with the recent land mark Supreme Court Decisions on Sec 377 and 497 of IPC. He concluded by stating that better time management and case management process are necessary to speed up criminal justice system as better enforcement of law is a necessity in a civic society to maintain the dignity.
Caption for first photograph.-(Inaugural Session) Inauguration of National Conference by lighting the kuthuvilakku by the Chief Guest, Mr. Justice C.T. Selvam (3rd from left). Dr. M. Gandhi (1 st from left), Dean of VITSOL,VIT,Chennai, Dr. P.K. Manoharan, Additional Registrar, VIT, Chennai (2 nd from left) and Dr. N. Sambandam, Pro- Vice Chancellor, VIT Chennai (4 th from left) are also seen in the picture.
Caption for second photograph- (Valedictory session) The Chief Guest Mr. C. Manishankhar, Additional Advocate-General, High Court of Madras (3 rd from left) presenting the certificate for paper presentation to one of the participant of National conference on Criminal Justice in India organised by VIT School of Law, VIT Chennai on 29th September 2018. Dr. M. Gandhi (1 st from left), Dean of VITSOL, VIT,Chennai,and Dr. P.K. Manoharan, Additional Registrar, VIT, Chennai (4 th from left) are also seen in the picture.