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7th Meet of Ministers of Justice of SCO

Published on October 18, 2020
Current Context: The 7th meeting of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held through video conference.
7th Meet of Ministers of Justice of SCO
  • The meet was hosted by India and was addressed by Minister of Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad. 
  • In the meet, he discussed about the initiatives adopted by India to provide affordable and easy access to justice.
  • He also highlighted Pro Bono Legal Services to provide free legal aid to marginalized section of Indian society. 
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad also mentioned the impact of tele-law service launched in India in 2017. He mentioned that uptill now, 3 lakh and 44 thousand free legal consultation have been given to the economically lower class of people.
  • Also, he highlighted that during COVID-19 situation, around 25 lakh hearings took place through video conference at various courts of India , out of which 9000 virtual hearings were conducted by the Supreme Court.
  • All the justice ministers’ agreed to promote the exchange of ideas and follow best practices related to justice and also assured to widen the spectrum of activities being undertaken by SCO forum.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SCO: Beijing, China

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following hosted 7th meeting of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
a. Tajikistan
b. India
c. Russia
d. Kazakhstan
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