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Government nominates Justice Sikri to Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A.K. Sikri, who voted with the government in the three-member committee to remove Verma, is understood to have been nominated to the post of President/Member of the London-based (CSAT).

Sources in the said the decision regarding Sikri's nomination was made last month in view of his retirement on March 6, 2019, from the

The was established to meet the requirements of the Agreed Memorandum on the (1964) which was revised by governments in 2005.

In fulfilment of its obligations under the Agreed Memorandum, the passed the Act 1966 which, among other things, gives the Commonwealth Secretariat legal personality and accords it certain immunities and privileges.

The has a full complement of eight members comprising the and seven others. The members are selected by Commonwealth governments on a regionally basis from among persons of high moral character who must hold or have held high judicial office in a Commonwealth country.

The members are appointed on a four-year term which may be renewed only once.

Born on March 7, 1954, as a on April 12, 2013. He earlier served as the Chief Justice of the and

Sikri was part of the including and of in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge that on Thursday decided 2:1 to remove chief Verma from the post.

Kharge gave a dissent note and opposed Verma's ouster.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 17:48 IST