On a momentous day at the Indian Supreme Court, the esteemed Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Hilary Charlesworth, graced the bench alongside Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, witnessing the judicial proceedings firsthand.
With warmth and admiration, Chief Justice Chandrachud extended a heartfelt welcome to Judge Charlesworth, acknowledging her significant contributions to the field of law. He fondly recalled her previous tenure at Mayo College and praised her as a distinguished jurist and a cherished friend of India.
Joining in the chorus of appreciation, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta expressed delight at Judge Charlesworth’s presence, affirming the court’s collective gratitude for her esteemed visit.
Judge Charlesworth, an accomplished Australian international lawyer, has adorned the ICJ bench since November 5, 2021. Her presence in India marks a momentous occasion, underscoring the strong ties between the international legal community and the Indian judiciary.
During her visit, Judge Charlesworth delivered the second annual lecture on ‘The International Court of Justice: A Legal Forum in a Political Environment’ at the Supreme Court premises, shedding light on the ICJ’s crucial role in navigating complex legal and political landscapes on the global stage.
As Judge Charlesworth graces the hallowed halls of the Indian Supreme Court, her presence serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of collaboration and mutual respect between nations. Her insights and expertise promise to enrich the legal discourse, further strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation between India and the international legal community.