Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Madan Lokur has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji’s as a non-resident panel for three years.
Confirming this development, Justice Madan Lokur, said,
“I was invited by the Chief Justice of Fiji to be part of the Fiji Supreme Court and I accepted the offer.” He also said, “I am excited about working with judges of other countries, some of whom I have personally known for several years. It will be a great sharing of experiences.”
On December 31, 2018 Justice Madan Lokur received the appointment letter on the same day he retired from Supreme Court of India, after a tenure of more than 6 years. He was appointed as judge of the Supreme Court on June 4, 2012.
As Supreme Court of Fiji has only three session in a year, so he will be attending only one session which will be conducted in August, from August 15 to August 30, 2019.
The other countries that have been invited by Fiji over the years are Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Justice Madan Lokur was enrolled as an advocate in July 1977 where he started his practice in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. He became an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court in 1981 and was nominated Senior Advocate in 1997. He was appointed Additional Solicitor General in 1998 and continued in that post till he was appointed an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court in February 1999.
He was made permanent judge in July 1999. Subsequently, he became the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and then Andhra Pradesh High Court before being elevated to the Supreme Court.