Sridevan, Judge of the High Court of Madras was elevated to the High Court
Bench in March, 2000.
Is a member of the
International Association of Women Judges. Is a Member of the Management Team
of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Judicial Education on Equality Issues. The Forum
is a body of 26 Superior Court Judges from the Asia-Pacific Region and from
Canada along with 12 non-judges (activists). The Forum has a mandate to deliver
gender equality education to the judiciary as community leaders and
change-makers. Conducted a Workshop “Balancing the Balance” at Chennai in
Attended the First
South Asian Regional Judicial Colloquium on Access to Justice held at New Delhi
in November, 2002 facilitated by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
(CHRI), International Centre for the Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS)
and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
(UNHCHR). Also presented a Paper on “Access to Justice in the context of
Poverty – Country Perspective”.
Presented a Paper
“Women’s Access to Justice in the World” at the International Convention of
Elected Women and Equal Opportunities organized at Turin, Italy organized in
collaboration with the International Association of Women Judges and the
European Women Judges, Lawyers and Jurists in March, 2004.
International Policy Dialogue on “Strengthening Human and Women’s Rights – Key
to Realizing the Millennium Development Goals” conducted by the Development
Policy Forum of Inwent (Internationale Weiterbildung and Entwicklung gGmbH),
Capacity Building International, Germany as part of their International Policy
Workshop held at Berlin in April, 2005 and presented a Paper on “Access to
Equity and Justice”.
Participated in the
IAWJ conference as a panelist held at Sydney on 3rd – 7th
May 2006 and presented a paper on “Cultural and Lingual Diversity”.
Inter-Regional Conference held on 18th – 20th September
2006 at Brazil’s federal Capital, Brasilia. The theme of the Protocol Meeting
is “Justice Systems and Human Rights”.
Also attended the
Protocol Meeting for judicial Officers held on 8th- 15th
January 2007 at Karachi conducted by the Asia Pacific Forum on Judicial
Education on Equality Issues, SAKSHI.