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Justice Madan Lokur reappointed as Judge in Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel

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Munmun Kaur

Published On: January 13, 2022 at 11:57 IST

Retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan Lokur has been reappointed as a Judge of the Fiji Supreme Court’s non-resident panel.

Justice Lokur made history in 2019 as the first Indian Judge to get appointed as the judge of the apex court of another country. He had received the appointment letter on December 31, 2018, the same day as his retirement from the Supreme Court and was sworn in as a Judge in the Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel in August 2019, for three years.

As per the reports, President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Wiliame M. Katonivere, wrote to Justice Lokur informing the reappointment as the Judge of the Fiji Supreme Court non-resident panel, which will come in effect from January 21, 2022. His tenure will last another three years.

The reappointment has been done in pursuance of Chapter 5, Part A, Section 106(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji which states that “the Judges of the Supreme Court, the Justices of Appeal and the Judges of the High Court are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Judicial Services Commission following consultation by it with the Attorney-General.”

Justice Lokur has served as the Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court and then the Andhra Pradesh High Court before his elevation to the Supreme Court.