Justice Madan B Lokur has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji as a judge of its non-resident panel, according to sources. He has been appointed in the new role for a period of three years.
Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur has been appointed a judge of the non-resident panel of the Supreme Court of Fiji. This is a rare honour for the Indian judiciary. He will hold office for three years. Though he received the offer on December 31, 2018 — the day he retired from the Supreme Court of India, Justice Madan Lokur will assume his new role from August 15 this year.
He was Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court and the Andhra Pradesh High Court before being elevated to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of Fiji has three sessions in a year. Justice Lokur will join it for the session from August 15 to August 30, 2019. Other nations from which Fiji has invited judges to join its Supreme Court include Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Justice Lokur became a judge of the Supreme Court on June 4, 2012. He enrolled as an advocate in July 1977 and practised in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. He became an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court in 1981 and was designated Senior Advocate in 1997. He was appointed Additional Solicitor General in 1998 and continue in that position until February 1999 when he became an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court and made a permanent judge in July that year.