Neeru Chadha elected as first Indian woman member of International Sea Tribunal

| Updated: Jun 15, 2017 12:50 IST

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): 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. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Indian expertise on ITLOS stage! Neeru Chadha elected as 1st ???? woman on Int&#39;l Tribunal 4 Law of Seas w/ most votes in Asia Pacific Group</p>&mdash; Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/875088022550839298">June 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 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.(ANI)

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