Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that Mr. Shi Jiuyong, former President and former Vice President of the ICJ, will resign as a Member of the Court effective May 28, 2010. Mr. Jiuyong's term was scheduled to exprire in February 2012. The United Nations Security Council and General Assembly will hold a special election in June to elect a person to complete his term. No reason for his early departure has been given.
Judge Shi Jiuyong is originally from China and has been a member of the Court since 1994. Among his many impressive accomplishments include his work as a former Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the People's Republic of China, his membership on the United Nations' International Law Commission, and his presidency of the Chinese Society of International Law. He also has experience as a professor of international law and an arbitrator of international disputes. He serves on many prestigous boards and is the author of several articles on international law subjects. His full biography may be found on the ICJ website.