Dalveer Bhandari to be re-nominated to International Court of Justice.
Former Supreme Court judge Dalveer Bhandari J is set to be re-nominated as a member of the International Court of Justice, the Wire reports.
The report states that the nomination papers will be filed in New York today. Should his re-appointment go through, he will serve as a judge of the ICJ for another nine years.
The members of the ICJ are nominated and re-nominated by a group consisting of the members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. India’s members are former CJI HL Dattu, former Supreme Court judge GT Nanavati J and Senior Advocates Mukul Rohatgi and Harish Salve.
Justice Bhandari was elevated as a judge of the Delhi High Court in 1991. In 2004, he took charge as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2005. He served as a judge of the apex court for nearly seven years, before being nominated by the government as its official candidate to the ICJ in 2012. In 2014, he was conferred with the Padma Bhushan.
Bhandari J was a part of the ICJ Bench that recently granted India’s request for provisional measures in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.