We are pleased to share with you that the inaugural ceremony of the Indian Chapter of Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (AAA INDIA) shall be hosted by Centre for Economy Development and Law, Kerala on 3rd January 2017. As you may be aware, its the spirited efforts of the participants of the Public International Law Session of 2015 is leading to the event. The special occasion of the Inaugural Conclave shall be honored by the presences of Indian International Law Scholars who will also partake in the colloquy on “Learning International Law in South - The Relevance, Methodology and Prospects”, an add-on event on the very same day.
The AAA India and CED&L cordially invite you all to Thrissur, as the event shall be held at Thrissur. It is an honour for the Centre and AAA India to declare respectfully that Thrissur is a place of historic importance to the International Legal academia, though a characteristic which is seldom recognised. It is the birth place of Prof. Dr. C. Joseph Chacko, one of the pioneers in field of teaching International Law and Relations in India.
Born on Jan 5th, 1899, at Thrissur, Dr. Chacko J. C., had been faculty member of International Law and International Relations at various institutions like Forman Christian College, Lahore, Punjab University and Delhi University. He is one of earliest representative from India to offer lecture at The Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Netherlands. Dr. Chacko, hailing from South India, delivered a special lecture on India’s Contribution to the field of International Law Concepts, in the year 1958 at the Academy. Therefore it is a matter of special happiness and joy to the legal academia of the State of Kerala, that now, in 2016, the attendees and alumni of the Academy from India commemorate his contributions to the family of International Law, by inaugurating an Indian Chapter of the Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law and holding an inaugural colloquy on a topic for the people of less developed nations.
Click here for the Concept note of the Colloquy.
Click here for the Programme Agenda
ABOUT THE HOST CITY:
Thrissur is the fourth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala (Pop. 1,854,783) and the 20th largest in India. The term Thrissur is the abbreviated anglicized form of the Malayalam word “THRISSIVAPERUR” which means the town of the “SACRED SIVA”. The town is built on an elevated ground, at the apex of which is the famous “VADAKKUMNATHAN” Temple. A place of great antiquity, Thrissur was also known as “VRISHABHADRIPURAM” and “TEN KAILASAM” in ancient days.
The early political history of the District is interlinked with that of the Cheras of the Sangam age, who ruled over vast portions of Kerala with their capital at Vanchi. The whole of the present Thrissur District was included in the early Chera Empire. The District can claim to have played a significant part in fostering the trade relations between Kerala and the outside world in the ancient and medieval period. It can also claim to have played an important part in fostering cultural relations and in laying the foundation of a cosmopolitan and compose culture in this part of the country. Kodungalloor which had the unique distinction of being the “Primum Emporium India”, also belongs to the signal honour of having first given shelter to all the three communities which have contributed to the prosperity of Malabar’. These three communities are the Christians, the Jews and the Muslims.
The cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is synonymous with Pooram festival, the most colourful, world famous and spectacular temple festival in Kerala. The abode of several prominent culture centres including the Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Thrissur has an extraordinarily rich past as well as a vibrant present. The host city has served as an incubator for many Malayali entrepreneurs, and is a major financial and commercial hub of Kerala. It flexes its economic muscle in India as the headquarters of three major scheduled banks, South Indian Bank Ltd, Catholic Syrian Bank and Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd and a clutch of Chit funds. The city is also a big centre for shopping in Kerala for silks and gold jewellery.
Apart from being the cultural nerve centre of Kerala, it is also a major academic hub and is home to several educational institutions including the Kerala Kalamandalam, Jawahar Bal Bhavan Thrissur, Kerala Police Academy, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala University of Medical and Allied Sciences, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Institute of Local Administration.