International Court of Justice has former SC Judge as new member
20.6.2012 (UNI) Former Supreme Court Judge, Dalveer Bhandari, has became the new member of the International Court of Justice(ICJ) which has its seat at the Hague.
He was sworn in at a public sitting last evening, Ministry of External Affairs officials, quoting the Indian Embassy in the Hague said here today.
Mr Bhandari had been elected Member of the Court by the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations on April 27 this year following the resignation of Mr Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Jordan), former judge and Vice-President of the Court.
Mr Bhandari will hold office for the remainder of Judge Al-Khasawneh's term, which will expire on February 5 2018.
Justice Bhandari has served in the higher India judiciary for more than 20 years including as judge of the High Court of Delhi and the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. A person of eminent repute, he has delivered several landmark judgements pertaining to various branches of law both in the High Court and the Supreme Court.
His contribution to constitutional law, gender justice, rule of law, protection of freedom, Intellectual Property Rights and comparative law have been widely acclaimed. UNI