Neeru Chadha elected as first Indian woman Member of ITLOS

Indian nominee Neeru Chadha became the first Indian Woman to be elected as the Member of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Chadha, the international law expert, got 120 votes with the highest in the Asia-Pacific group.

She will have a nine-year term as the Judge at ITLOS from 2017 to 2026. Currently, an eminent jurist from India P Chandrasekhara Rao is a judge at the tribunal. He was elected as the member of the tribunal in 1996 and his term will expire in September 2017.
Important Takeaways from above News-
  • The Hamburg (Germany)-based ITLOS was established in 1996.
  • Ms. Chadha is only the second woman to be the judge of ITLOS in its two decades of existence.
Source- The Hindu

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