Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ICJ Chamber of Summary Procedure

Icj The judges of the International Court of Justice have elected the members of the Chamber of Summary Procedure.  Article 29 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice provides that, with a view to the speedy despatch of business, the Court shall form annually a Chamber composed of five judges which, at the request of the parties, may hear and determine cases by summary procedure. The Court also selects two judges for this Chamber for the purpose of replacing judges who cannot sit in a particular matter.  Under the Rules of Court, the President and Vice-President are members of this Chamber ex officio, the other Members and the substitutes being elected.  The composition of the Chamber of Summary Procedure is now the following:

  • Members: President Hisashi Owada
  • Vice-President Peter Tomka
  • Judge Abdul G. Koroma
  • Judge Thomas Buergenthal
  • Judge Bruno Simma
  • Substitute members: Judges Bernardo SepĂșlveda-Amor
  • Leonid Skotnikov

(mew)

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