After being re-elected as a member to the United Nations’ top court International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month, Justice Dalveer Bhandari on Sunday emphasised on the importance of love and compassion in relation to the rule of law.
“In a world riddled with unimaginable terror, violence and blatant attacks on the rule of law, as well as the human values that underline this, it is imperative, that we focus on the core values of compassion and human resilience that this rule of law aims at protecting these values,” Bhandari said, addressing the gathering at the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice, held in Mumbai.
Making his trip to India after his re-election to the United Nations, Bhandari opined that while one might consider the rule of law and human values to be relatively unrelated, this is not in fact the case.
“The rule of law aims at protecting such values of humanity, equality, inclusiveness and is in synthesis with the objectives that drive the values of compassion and service to humanity,” the 70-year-old added.
Justice Bhandari was re-elected to the fifth and the last seat of the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election in November 2017.