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May 15, 2019

Retired Judge of Supreme Court of India, Justice Madan Lokur Appointed to The Supreme Court of Fiji


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Retired Supreme Court of India judge, Justice Madan Lokur has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel for three years.

Justice Lokur has confirmed the development and said that he was invited by the Chief Justice of Fiji to be part of the Fiji Supreme Court, after which he accepted the offer.

He received the appointment letter from the Fiji Supreme Court on December 31, 2018, which was also the day he retired from the Supreme Court of India.

The Supreme Court of Fiji has three sessions in a year and Justice Lokur will attend the August session from August 15 to August 30, 2019.

Justice Lokur said that he looked forward to the assignment in Fiji and hoped that he could contribute to the jurisprudence of Fiji as well as contribute to the country’s justice delivery system.

Justice Lokur retired as Supreme Court judge on December 31, 2018, after a tenure of more than six years. He was appointed as judge of the Supreme Court on June 4, 2012.

He graduated with History (Hons) from St Stephen’s College. He did law degree from Delhi University, after which he joined the legal profession in early 1977.

He became an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court in 1981 and was designated Senior Advocate in 1997.

He was appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India in 1998 and continued in that post until he was appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court in February 1999.

He was elevated as Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court in 2010. He was transferred as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, after which he was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2012.

Justice Lokur completed 65 years of age on December 30, 2018, when he retired from the Supreme Court of India.

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