Friday, June 3, 2011

On June 3

On this day in ...
... 1941 (70 years ago today), Ruma Pal (left) was born. (photo credit) After earning her bachelor's degree in law from St. Anne's College, Oxford, England, in 1968 she began practicing, in the areas of civil, revenue, labor, and constitutional law, before the Calcutta High Court in India. In 1990 Pal was appointed a judge on that court (also spelled Kolkata). Ten years later, she was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of India, a position she held until her retirement on her 65th birthday, in 2006. During her tenure Pal wrote numerous opinions on human rights issues; currently she serves as a member of the International Labour Organization Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.

(Prior June 3 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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