Retd. Justice Madan Lokur Appointed Judge of Supreme Court of Fiji
The Retired judge of Indian Supreme Court Justice Madan B Lokur has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji.
About The Appointment
- Justice Lokur is appointed as a judge of Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel. He will assume charge of his new role on 15 August 2019.
- Tenure: He has been appointed in new role for a period of three years.
- Background: On December 31 2018, Justice Lokur demitted the office as a Supreme Court justice after his superannuation. It is likely that Justice Lokur received the offer from Chief Justice of the Fiji Supreme Court on the day of his retirement itself.
- The Supreme Court of Fiji
- In one year it has three sessions in total. Justice Lokur will attend August session which starts from August 15 to August 30, 2019.
- Other countries that have been invited by Fiji over the years are South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand.
About Justice Madan Lokur
- In July 1977, he enrolled as an advocate and practised in High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court.
- In 1981, he became an Advocate-on-Record in Supreme Court.
- In 1998 he was appointed as Additional Solicitor General and continued in that post till February 1999 when he was appointed an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court (HC).
- In July 1999, he was made a permanent judge. Later he served as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and then Andhra Pradesh High Court before being elevated to SC.
- He was appointed as judge of Supreme Court of India on 4 June 2012. He retired as Supreme Court judge on 31 December 2018, after a terme of more than 6 years.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
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