Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly and the Security Council have elected Ms. Xue Hanqin of China to be the newest member of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Ms. Hanqui succeeds Mr. Shi Jiuyong of China, who resigned on May 28, and will complete his term which ends in February 2012. Ms. Hanqin was educated both in China at Beijing University and at Columbia University School of Law in New York. She has a distinguished career in international law as an ambassador, academic, member of the UN International Law Commission and state representative in many treaty negotiations. More information can be found on the ICJ website.