NEW DELHI: Former attorney general and human rights lawyer Soli Jehangir Sorabjee succumbed to COVID-19 here this morning.
He was 91.
A senior lawyer and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sorabjee was under treatment at a private hospital here.
Sorabjee became attorney general first in 1989 and then again from 1998 to 2004.
A human rights lawyer, Sorabjee was also appointed a UN special rapporteur for Nigeria in 1997.
Sorabjee had joined the UN Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and was its chairman from 1998 to 2004. He was also a member of the UN Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.
Sorabjee served as a member of the UN world court or the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague from 2000 to 2006.
In 2002, he was appointed a member of the Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution of India.