ISLAMABAD: We live in a constantly changing world. We must grasp new realities and learn the desired skills and new approaches to laws to become effective individuals and judicial officers, Lahore High Court Justice Jawad Hassan said on Saturday.
He expressed these views at the concluding ceremony of a one-week training course held at the Federal Judicial Academy on the topic: 'New Laws' for additional district and sessions judges.
Regarding the importance of new laws, their relevance and effective application, he said: "In this globalised world, we have to grapple with new issues and questions of law. In this age of technology, we have to deal with many horrendous issues such as money laundering, terrorist-financing, intellectual property rights and such other matters both national and global in nature. Therefore, we must have to be agile learners, adapt and learn new laws, among other things, quickly in a new fast-changing environment."
"Recognising the nature of emerging changes and challenges is key to examining the current context in which we live. The major changes to be expected in our future should inform how we think of education training today because it is a question of preparing our generations for the future and saving our future. In this context, a key concern is respect for new skills, equipping ourselves with new tools of trade and aligning those with effective delivery of justice to the people," he said.
"We have to learn an enormous amount to become good judges. There are various ways to broaden the perspective and vision. Trainings always stand out to broaden the vision. These trainings not only provide us the opportunity to learn from one another, but also widen the vision for research but also bring improvements the quality of judgments," he said.
Twenty one additional district and sessions judges from all over Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan were awarded certificates for participating in the weeklong training course.
Published in Daily Times, August 13th 2017.