Barrister Mehmood Mandviwalla was unanimously elected as the president of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Law (SAARCLAW) at the 13th SAARCLAW Conference and the 10th Chief Justice Conference held in Kathmandu.
Mandviwalla upon his election said, “I am humbled by the trust reposed in me to take up the responsibility that has been ably handled by my predecessors former chief justice of Bhutan, the honourable Lynpo Sonam Tobgye, and chief justice of Nepal, the honourable Kalyan Sheresta.”
“There is a need to harmonize our national laws, and work for the development of regional policies and laws where issues are of regional dimension. I look to work with international and regional organizations to forge mutually beneficial partnerships,” he added.
SAARCLAW is an association of the legal communities of SAARC countries comprising judges, lawyers, academicians, law teachers and public officers.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2016.