15 Jan 2003

Fiji judge Reddy nominated for international court on Rwanda

7:21 am on 15 January 2003

The Fiji government has nominated the president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Jai Ram Reddy, to be a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

The nomination follows a recommendation by the foreign minister, Kaliopate Tavola.

Mr Reddy is a former opposition leader and leader of the National Federation Party.

He left politics in 1999 after his party failed to win a seat.