Retired Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, who was the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court till December 2018, has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel for the duration of three years.
Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur is graduate from Delhi University’s St. Stephen's College and received his law degree from Faculty of Law, which is also a part of Delhi University.
Justice MB Lokur was enrolled at the Bar in 1977 and practiced in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. He was enrolled as Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court in 1981, after qualifying the required examination.
Justice MB Lokur continued to hold the post until he joined the Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge in February 1999. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Delhi High Court in July 1999.
Justice Lokur also served as the Editor of Indian Law Review (Delhi Series) from February 1983.
Justice MB Lokur remained as the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from February 2010 to May 2010 before being appointed as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and then the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Justice MB Lokur was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court in June 2012. He retired as the senior-most Supreme Court judge on December 30, 2018, after serving a term of more than 6 years.
Fiji has previously invited judges from other nations including Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Africa, and Malaysia to be a part of its non-resident panel.
Largest City: Suva
Currency: Fijian dollar (FJD)
Official Languages: English, Fijian and Fiji Hindi
President: George Konrote
Prime Minister: Frank Bainimarama