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India To Re-nominate Justice Dalveer Bhandari To ICJ

India has decided to renominate Justice Dalveer Bhandari as a judge in the International Court of Justice, The Wire has reported.

The report stated that the government had also considered the names of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice Dipak Mishra.

Justice Dalveer Bhandari was appointed as a judge in ICJ on April 27, 2012, and his term will expire on February 5, 2018.

Earlier, Justice BN Rao (1950s), Dr Nagendra Singh (1970-80s) and Justice RS Pathak (1988-90) served as judges of International Court of Justice.

Former Chief Justice of India Justice Pathak, who was renominated, lost the election.

Justice Bhandari was a member of the bench that stayed the execution of former Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military Court on espionage charges.

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  • MKRao says:

    Regarding 5th para, it may be noted that India did not renominate Justice R. S. Pathak 2nd time. Therefore, the q issue of his loosing case did not arise.