Indian-Origin Suella Braverman Appointed UK’s Attorney General
London: Indian-origin Suella Braverman has been appointed the new Attorney General in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reshuffled Cabinet.
The Cambridge University law graduate who specialized in public law and judicial review, Suella said her priority will be to restore confidence in the justice system after formally sworn in for the post at a ceremony held at Royal Courts of Justice in London.
“It is a privilege to be sworn in as attorney general and a moment I will cherish as the second woman to be appointed to this historic role,” said Suella after the ceremony.
“Restoring confidence in the criminal justice system is my top priority. I want to thank my predecessor for his work in this area and his distinguished service to government,” she added, in reference to the previous Attorney General Geoffrey Cox.
Robert Buckland, the Lord Chancellor and UK Secretary of State for Justice, welcomed the new incumbent to the “vital and historic role” as the chief legal adviser for the government.
The 39 year Suella, has been MP for Fareham in south-east England since 2015 and known for her pro Brexit stand. She also served as a minister in the erstwhile Department for Exiting the European Union. As a former member of the Attorney General’s panel of treasury counsel, she has also defended the UK Home Office in immigration cases in the past. Suella is a child of migrant parents who has roots in Goa.
She studied law at Queen’s College, University of Cambridge, and went on to complete a Master”s in law from the University of Paris. She is the first female Attorney General to be appointed by a Conservative Party government.