Our courts can look up to international laws to uphold human rights

NEW DELHI: Our courts can ignore Indian laws and look up to international laws to uphold human rights, Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri said in New Delhi on Saturday.

Speaking at a synmposium, Justice Sikri said he had to to bank on international human rights laws to recognise transgenders as third gender. He was referring to the historic judgment that he and Justice Radhakrishnan pronounced in 2014.

“World War II impacted our Constitution-makers and fundamental rights, as a means to ensure human dignity, should never be compromised,” said Justice Sikri.

Added by editor: Arjan Kumar Sikri is a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He sworn into the post on 12 April 2013. Earlier, he had served as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.