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8th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the SCO

Published on August 10, 2021
Current Context: The 8th edition of the meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in a virtual manner.
8th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the SCO
  • The Indian side was represented by Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State for Law & Justice, Prof SP Singh Baghel.
  • At the meeting, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned the initiatives taken by GOI to grant justice in an affordable and effective manner to the citizens of the country.
  • He mentioned that GOI follows the approach of Zero Tolerance to Corruption and Black Money and has adopted a framework supported by a strong institutional mechanism to deal with corruption.
  • He also mentioned actions taken by GOI under Disaster Management Act in order to have effective management and containing COVID-19 spread. Therefore, norms were applied to ensure appropriate COVID-19 protocols and medical facilities during the pandemic situation and stop any illegal activities.
  • He also highlighted India’s ‘e-LokAdalat’ initiative which is a major tool to offer a fast, transparent, accessible and affordable medium to lodge a complaint and get justice by settling disputes through technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • The meeting was hosted by Tajikistan and was chaired by M K Ashuriyon, Minister of Justice of Tajikistan.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SCO: Beijing, China
    • 2021 Chairmanship of SCO: Tajikistan
    • Secretary-General of SCO: Vladimir Norov

Question: 

Q.1 Which country hosted the 8th meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
a. Tajikistan
b. Pakistan
c. China
d. Uzbekistan
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