Published on: 04 February 2023 at 16:57 IST
Chief Justice of Singapore Sundaresh Menon while delivering a lecture on “The Role of the Judiciary in a Changing World” to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Supreme Court of India, Termed The Supreme Court of India as a “Busiest Court” in the world due to caseloads.
Delivering the lecture, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said that we must “modernise” to deliver justice effortlessly as the world has immensely changed.
Mr. Sundaresh said that when the judiciary functions well it acts as a glue to hold the parts together. Justice Menon also highlighted various challenges that judicial systems around the world are facing or will face in the future and said that the global challenges would give rise to new legal issues.
Singapore Chief Justice also said that disputes are also becoming increasingly complex and highlighted two facets, technical complexity and evidential complexity.
Further speaking on the emergence of truth decay, which is “spreading into court proceedings”, the Chief Justice of Singapore referred to the proliferation of misinformation and devaluation of truth. He said that the judges should regard public communication as it plays a crucial role in writing social and economic structures,”.
Also Chief Justice of Singapore Sundaresh Menon called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan and exchanged views on ensuring accessible justice for all.
President Droupadi Murmu and the Chief Justice of Singapore discussed the role of technology in ensuring accessible justice for all.