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Justice Dalveer Bhandari Re nominated by India in ICJ

By Admin | 20th Jun 2017

India has re-selected Justice Dalveer Bhandari as its contender for another term as judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the primary legal organ of the UN.

India recorded Bhandari's re-assignment on Monday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres here, well in front of the July 3 due date. The ICJ decisions will be held in November and if chose, he will serve a term of nine years.

Dr. Justice Bhandari was a judge in the higher Indian legal system for over 20 years. He filled in as a senior judge in the Supreme Court of India. He has been an Executive Member of the International Law Association, India Chapter, since 1994. He was collectively chosen as President of the India International Law Foundation in 2007 and proceeds in that position. He filled in as a judge in the High Court of Delhi (a head High Court in India) and afterward was the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, one of the biggest and most established High Courts in India. Dr. Bhandari had a recognized and fruitful vocation as a lawyer at law for a long time under the steady gaze of he turned into a judge in the Indian higher legal in 1991.

Dr. Justice Bhandari worked in, as a senior judge in the Supreme Court of India. He was hoisted as a judge of the Supreme Court on 28 October 2005. He conveyed an extensive number of judgments while practicing the Supreme Court's ward under Article 131 between the Government of India and at least one States; between the Government of India and any State or States on one side and at least one different States on the other; or between at least two States.

Dr. Bhandari graduated in humanities and law from Jodhpur University. He was then invited, in June 1970, to a six week workshop organized by the University of Chicago on research on Indian law at Chicago, United States. During that period he closely and intensively worked and interacted with leading academicians and scholars of the United States.

After being awarded an international scholarship, Dr. Bhandari, obtained a Masters of Law from Northwestern University, Chicago, United States. He worked at the Northwestern Legal Assistance Clinic and appeared in Chicago Courts on behalf of litigants of that Clinic. He also worked with the Centre for Research in Chicago.

In June 1973, as recipient of an international fellowship, Dr. Bhandari visited Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka on an observational cum lecture tour on legal aid and clinical legal educational programmes associated with the law courts and law schools.

Dr. Bhandari worked on an international project, "Delay in the administration of criminal justice in India", sponsored by the United Nations.

Dr. Bhandari was a member of a high level delegation that visited many places in the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to study and understand the soviet legal and judicial system and its relevance for India.

Justice Bhandari practised in the Rajasthan High Court from 1968 to 1970 and then went to the United States of America on an international scholarship to pursue a Master of Laws degree. He returned to India in 1973 and thereafter until February 1977 practised in the Rajasthan High Court on all branches of law. Dr. Bhandari practised law primarily in the Supreme Court of India on civil, criminal, constitutional, corporate, election and central excise branches of law since 1977, until his elevation as a judge in the High Court of Delhi.

Dr. Bhandari has argued many landmark cases before the Constitution Bench and other Benches of the Supreme Court of India. He was the arguing counsel on the senior panel of the Union of India. He was also the standing counsel for the state of Uttar Pradesh and for many other public undertakings for more than a decade before the Supreme Court of India. He represented many other states in the Supreme Court of India. He also appeared in many leading high courts, such as the High Court of Delhi, the Bombay High Court, the Calcutta High Court, the Andhra Pradesh High Court, the Allahabad High Court, the Rajasthan High Court and the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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