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International Court of Justice re-elected Dalveer Bhandari

~ India's nominee to International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to fifth and last seat of world court.

~ He was elected after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.

~ This is the first time since the ICJ was established in 1945 that there will be no British judge in ICJ.

~ Bhandari is fourth Indian judge to be elected to ICJ after B.N. Rau, Nagendra Singh and R.S. Pathak.

Dalveer Bhandari:


~ He had studied humanities and law from Jodhpur University and practiced law at Rajasthan High Court.

~ He was appointed judge in Delhi High Court in 1991.

~ He was appointed Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

~ In October 2005, he was elevated to Supreme Court as judge.

~ He became member of ICJ in 2012.

~ He was conferred with Padma Bhushan in 2014.


International Court of Justice.


~ It is principle judicial body of UN. 

~ It was established in 1945.

~ It's headquarters is at Hague in Netherlands.

~ Ronny Abraham is current President of this organisation.

~ It is composed of 15 judges that are elected to nine-year terms of office by UNGA and UN Security Council.

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