Monday, March 22, 2010
Filling a Vacancy at the ICJ
Shi Jiuyong has served on the International Court of Justice since 1994. He was Vice President of the Court from 2000-2003 and President of the ICJ from 2003-2006. Judge Shi announced that he would retire from the Court on May 28, 2010. Pursuant to Article 14 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, the U.N. Security Council has now set June 29 as the date for the election to fill his vacancy on the court. Under Article 8 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, the General Assembly and the Security Council proceed independently of one another to elect members of the court.
The election gives international law professors a chance to review with their classes Chapter 1 of the ICJ Statute (on organization of the Court).