Friday, November 7, 2008

Two judges re-elected, three new judges elected to ICJ

The U.N. General Assembly and the Security Council elected five Members of the International Court of Justice for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2009.

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Judges Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Jordan) and Ronny Abraham (France) were re-elected as Members of the Court.

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Messrs. Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil), Christopher Greenwood (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia) were elected as new Members of the Court.

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In February 2009 the Court as newly constituted will proceed to elect from among its Members a President and a Vice-President, who will hold office for three years.

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