Indic/Vedic Jurisprudence, a Source for Equitable Justice System for the Interconnected World
Ashish V. Sonawane, Pune, India
Today’s world is a complex mesh of interrelated and complex systems. In the present times, when the human migration and cross-border trades are all time high, challenges such as terrorism, religious extremism and hyper-nationalism are also on the unprecedented rise. Today, we see a constant battle between the rights and duties, secularism and communism and humanism and capitalism! These battles are visible in both the real physical world and in the cyber world and are the threat to the entire humanity.
Lawmakers around the globe are struggling to tame the aggressive forces peaching for one or the other kind of extremism and establish a shared and peaceful ecosystem for everyone to co-exist. A solution to the effective management of the global system lies with the ancient Indic culture, which has proclaimed universal brotherhood “वसुधैव कुटुंबकम” in its full glory!
The Indic system doesn’t merely proclaim the universal brotherhood, but also has given a framework to achieve harmonious and prosperous co-exitance of various belief system. The principles of the Indic judicial system are eternal and are also applicable to the present world. My work is an attempt to simulate few global challenges in the light of some of the texts on Indic Jurisprudence, such as Chanakya’s Arthashastra, Nyaya Sutras and other Vedic literature. My work is the basis, that would evolve with the contribution of Hindu scholars across the globe. Hence it is an attempt to showcase it in the WHC-2018.
About the presenter…
Ashish Sonawane is the founder of Nyaya Niti, a strategic legal consultancy firm. He worked as a Senior Business Analyst for more than 13 years in legal, compliance and financial crime domains for large banking organisations, such as Barclays, Credit Suisse and Nomura. He did graduation in Engineering and Law; he’s currently is perusing LL.M. in Business & Corporate Laws. He specialises in cyber and technology laws. He regularly presents papers at various national and international conferences. He did presentations in World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conferences, Organised at Washington DC in 2017 & 2018.