Terrorism, cyber crime, environmental degradation and health problems are the major issues plaguing the world including the Indian subcontinent and the judiciary needs to appropriately respond to them by evolving innovative principles while keeping in mind the rule of law, a senior Supreme Court judge said on Saturday.

Justice N V Ramana, the seniormost judge in the apex court, said terrorism is one of the main issues which has affected every part of the world and has no end in sight.

“Presently our globalised world is closer than it seems. Issues are common and solutions need to be unanimous. Major issues which are plaguing the world, including the Indian subcontinent, are terrorism, cyber crimes, environmental degradation and health. For example, terrorism is one of the main issues which has affected every part of the world and has no end in sight,” he said. 

Speaking at the inaugural function of the International Judicial Conference here on the theme ‘Judiciary and the Changing World’, Justice Ramana said the judiciary needs to appropriately respond to this problem by “evolving innovative principles and jurisprudence so that terrorism is kept at bay, while, at the same time upholding the rule of law”. 

He said globalisation demands the rule of law and with increase in cross-border dealings, movement of citizens, goods and investment, there is a requirement of stronger trust between nations.

“This trust can be built by creating institutions with strong emphasis on the rule of law which creates a secure environment,” Justice Ramana said. 

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