From Supreme Court to International Court; Justice Bhandari gets elected to ICJ.

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    From Supreme Court to International Court; Justice Bhandari gets elected to ICJ.

    Sat 28 April 2012 , Soibam Rocky Singh , New Delhi

    Supreme Court judge, Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been elected as a Member of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace, The Hague (Netherlands) by the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations.

    Justice Bhandari is the second Indian to be elected as a permanent Judge of the ICJ after Justice RS Pathak in 1980. He will succeed former judge and Vice-President of the Court Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh of Jordan, who resigned last year.

    According to a press release by the ICJ, Justice Bhandari will hold office for the remainder of Judge Al-Khasawneh’s term, which will expire on 5 February 2018.

    Justice Bhandari has been a judge in the higher Indian judiciary for more than 20 years. He currently serves as a senior judge in the Supreme Court of India.

    He was unanimously elected as President of the India International Law Foundation in 2007 and continues in that position. He served as a judge in the Delhi High Court and then as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.

    Justice Bhandari had a distinguished and successful career as an attorney at law for 23 years before he became a judge in the Indian higher judiciary in 1991.

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The Court’s role is to settle legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies, in accordance with international law.

    The ICJ has 15 judges, who are elected for terms of office of nine years by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council.

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