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    THE SIXTH WORLD CONGRESS OF CATHOLIC JURISTS "PAX ROMANA," THURSDAY. IT WILL LAST UNTIL NEXT?

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    THE SIXTH WORLD CONGRESS OF CATHOLIC JURISTS "PAX ROMANA," THURSDAY. IT WILL LAST UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY. THE THEME OF THE CONGRESS IS THE "MISSION OF CHRISTIAN JURISTS IN A DEVELOPING WORLD." THE CONGRESS IN ORGANISED BY THE INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF CATHOLIC JURISTS AND 65 LEGAL EXPERTS ARE TAKING PART. PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR, OF SENEGAL, IS THE HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS.

    THE CONGRESS IS BEING HELD IN THE GREAT HALL OF DAKAR UNIVERSITY. IT BEGAN WITH THE READING OF A MESSAGE FROM POPE PAUL. AMONG THE PERSONALITIES TAKING PART IN THE CONGRESS ARE ARCHBISHOP CAMARA, WHO IS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS SOCIAL WORK IN SOUTH AMERICA; MR. VITTORIO VERONESE, A FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNESCO AND A MEMBER OF THE PAPAL COMMISSION ON JUSTICE AND PEACE.

    M. ABDOURAHMANE DIOP, THE SENEGALESE MINISTER OF JUSTICE, WAS THE FIRST SPEAKER, HE WAS FOLLOWED BY ARCHBISHOP CAMARA. PROFESSOR RUIZ GIMENES, WAS THE LAST SPEAKER OF THE MORNING. WORKING SESSIONS TOOK PLACE IN THE AFTERNOON. ON WEDNESDAY EVENING THE SENEGALESE GOVERNMENT HELD A RECEPTION FOR THE DELEGATES TO THE CONGRESS. ON THE PREVIOUS DAY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENEGALESE BAR ASSOCIATION, M. CLAUDE MUSSAN GAVE A RECEPTION FOR THE DELEGATES.

    DURING A WORKING SESSION, M. GUILLABERT, THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL, UNDERLINED THE ECUMENICAL ASPECT OF THE CONFERENCE WHICH IS TAKING PLACE IN A MOSLEM COUNTRY. M. LOUIS EDMOND PETIT, A FRENCH ADVOCATE, AND GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE CONGRESS, AND PROFESSOR GIMENES ALSO PRESENTED SEMINAR LECTURES.

    AMONG THE THEMES TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE CONGRESS ARE THE PROBLEMS OFF THE LEGAL TRADITIONS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, VIOLENCE, THE POLICY OF APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE PRESERVATION OF TRIBAL AND CUSTOMARY LAWS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCAVTNCXTLXC3ZRZQRPGPMYR7
    Media URN:
    VLVABCAVTNCXTLXC3ZRZQRPGPMYR7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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