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Justice PN Bhagwati re-elected to UN human rights committee

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Sep 10 (UNI) Former Chief Justice of India Justice P N Bhagwati has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Committee for the fourth time.

In an election held to choose nine members of the committee, from among 24 candidates, Justice Bhagwati secured 120 votes, the second highest number of votes behind Japan.

''I got 120 votes in the election, the second highest number behind Japan,'' Justice Bhagwati told UNI.

About 150 nations vote to elect the members of the committee for a four-year term.

Every two years, the member nations vote to elect nine new members to the 18-member committee.

This is the fourth time Justice Bhagwati has been elected as the member of the committee.

Ealier, he was elected in 1994, 1998 and 2002.

He has in the past been Chairman of the Committee from 1999 to 2000 while being its Vice Chairman for six years, from 1993 to 1999.


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