On Tuesday, India’s Dalveer Bhandari got re-elected for the last seat of International Court of Justice as Britain had withdrawn its candidate from re-election. Immediate elections were held at the United Elections headquarters in New York, where Bhandari got 183-193 votes in General Assembly and received all 15 votes in the UN Security Council. Christopher Greenwood and Bhandari were seeking re-election in the ICJ for the nine-year term which was a neck-to-neck competition.
ustice Bhandari belongs to a well-known and respected family of Lawyers and has notable and worthy contribution to law and justice. His early career landmarks began when he started practicing in the Rajasthan High Court from 1968-70. Having feathers on his cap with his rich experience in Delhi High Court, Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India, he was nominated by the government of India as it’s official nominee in January 2012. This vacancy was after the resignation of sitting Court Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh for being appointed as Prime Minister of Jordan. At the elections held in April 2012, Justice Bahndari had secured 122 votes at UN General Assembly against his contender from Philippines, Florentino Feliciano.