Dr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari is a Member of the International Court of Justice since 2012. He is a distinguished legal expert and has a remarkable career that includes being a former judge of the Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, and a judge of the Delhi High Court with several international assignments. A number of international and national Universities have conferred honorary professorships, LL.D.s and D.Litts. (Honoris Causa) on Judge Bhandari. He is a recipient of Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India. He was selected as one of its 16 most illustrious and distinguished alumni at the celebrations for its 150-year anniversary (1859 – 2009), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA.
Associated with all the cases decided by the ICJ from June 2012 till date; delivered separate opinions on various important areas covering maritime disputes, whaling in Antarctica, the crime of genocide, delimitation of the continental shelf, nuclear disarmament, financing of terrorism, violation of sovereign rights, Contributed a declaration in Certain Iranian Assets (Iran v. United States of America).
Dr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari is a thorough crusader of gender justice and equality rights, particularly, the rights of the poor and the marginalized sections of society. He is known for delivering landmarks and innovative judgments in many branches of law. He is recognized for his judgments in relation to providing food grains for the population below poverty lines, night shelters for homeless people, the right to free and compulsory education for children, larger allocation of funds for malnourished children, and protection of ecology and environment, amongst others. The superior quality of his judgments is well recognized both in India and abroad. Dr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari is a shining example of legal acumen with a human touch.