Neeru Chadha has been elected as the first Indian woman member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), a top body which adjudicates cases related to the international law of the seas.
"Indian expertise on ITLOS stage! Neeru Chadha elected as 1st Indian woman on Int'l Tribunal 4 Law of Seas w/ most votes in Asia Pacific Group," MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said in a tweet.
The Indian nominee topped the ballot for the Asia-Pacific group in an election held on June 14, for a seat on the tribunal.
Chadha, the first woman Chief Legal Advisor to the Ministry of External Affairs, becomes the first Indian woman to hold a high-ranking UN position after Vijaya Laxmi Pandit.
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